The Supreme Courtroom on Tuesday imposed a advantageous on the Punjab Authorities for failing to submit its report within the Katas Raj suo motu case.
A 3-member bench of the apex courtroom, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, imposed the Rs1000 wonderful on the provincial authorities for failing to file a report explaining the size of water utilisation by way of sub-soil wells by close by cement factories. The bench had issued the directions to the provincial authorities on December thirteen final yr.
“The pond and the temple at Katas Raj must be restored,” the chief justice remarked throughout at this time’s listening to. The courtroom had taken up the case based mostly on media stories that the Katas Raj temple complicated pond was drying up as a result of cement factories close by have been drawing a considerable amount of water via quite a few sub-soil wells, severely decreasing the water desk within the common space.
“Because the water within the pond is reducing because of the cement factories utilising it, the factories ought to make different preparations,” the chief justice careworn on Tuesday. “We need to resolve these issues.”
The chief justice stated that the cement factories might proceed to make use of the water within the pond for a sure period of time however ought to make various preparations because the SC would order the tube wells ─ used to ship the water to the factories ─ to be closed after that interval.
He ordered the factories to offer the courtroom a timeline inside which they will make the preparations.
The chief justice additionally questioned why Siddiqui Farooq continued to carry the place of Evacuee Belief Property Board’s (ETPB) chairman when his time period had ended.
“How lengthy will he stay within the workplace based mostly on the prime minister’s favour?” the chief justice requested. “Appointments shouldn’t be made based mostly on private preferences and political affiliations.”
The courtroom issued a discover to Farooq.
In the course of the listening to, the courtroom noticed that the China-Pakistan Financial Hall, whereas an essential undertaking for Pakistan, is troubled with many conflicts.
The chief justice stated that the courtroom wishes all these conflicts must be resolved, including that he has summoned all chief justices on this regard.
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