Sindh CM, Kamal reach SC as hearing of water pollution case underway
KARACHI – As the Supreme Court Karachi Registry has resumed hearing of a case related to water pollution, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal have reached the court.
At the last hearing, a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, had summoned Kamal, Shah, and Additional IG Karachi Mushtaq Mahar in the case filed by Advocate Advocate Shahab Usto.
As the hearing began, the chief justice lamented poor situation of in the province, adding that the chief minister has been summoned so they could settle the matter together.
He reiterated that providing clean drinking water to citizens was the prime responsibility of the government.
The chief justice remarked that human waste was being added to water purposefully.
No Compromise on Water Pollution At the last hearing, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that no compromise will be made on air and water pollution as it was the matter of people’s lives.
The Chief Justice passed the remark while hearing a case regarding the provision of clean water to people of Sindh filed by Advocate Shahab Usto, at Karachi Registry of the apex court.
He added that the judiciary should take up the matter when the government failed to perform its duties.
The CJP observed that no one can survive without water and air as these two are the biggest blessing.
Advocate Shahab Usto argued that people in 29 districts across Sindh are forced to drink polluted water.