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CJP calls for preventative measures to address water shortage issue

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has said Pakistan can face severe water shortage by 2025 if necessary preventative measures are not taken immediately, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

This he said while addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of new building of the apex court’s Karachi registry today.

“Steps are been taken in view of growing responsibilities and judicial activities of the apex courts registries in the provinces,” CJP continued.

He urged judges to play their role in strengthening institutions for the speedy justice to the countrymen. “Write short verdicts, system is not collapsed but we are overburdened,” he directed the judges.

The top judge said country will be back on the track and will march towards prosperity if every Pakistani starts loving the homeland as they love their families.

Highlighting scarcity of water, the Chief Justice emphasized to build new dams and to conserve water, as country can face severe water shortage by 2025 and called for immediate steps to address the situation.

Mr Justice Saqib Nisar maintained that the mineral water companies are using as much as seven billion gallon water, he added that very soon tax will be imposed on the water companies that will generate income of rs 1billion per anum.

“When we made a commission on water, we came to know that a water mafia exists in the city,” he said, “We can address the issue with better management. Our eight-month-year-old initiative is yielding results.”

Focusing on the rapidly increasing population of the country, Justice Nisar said that in the next thirty years country’s population can go up to 450 million, he added that the situation demands immediate institutional reforms in the country.

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