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“Whether it takes water tankers, Katas Raj pond must be refilled,” CJP orders factories

LAHORE: Chief Justic Saqib Nisar on Friday sternly ordered the cement factories' owners to refill the pond of Katas Raj temple at all costs. At Lahore registry of the Supreme Court, the chief justice while hearing a suo motu case pertaining to the unlawful water utilization of Katas Raj Temple pond, directed the respondents to fill up the pond again, "even if it takes tankers to transport the required water to the dried pond," he stressed. A day earlier, the Supreme Court during the hearing, constituted a committee to…

Katas Raj Temple case: CJ chides cement factories for spoiling entire ecosystem

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Wednesday held cement factories responsible for harming the entire environmental system by the act of sucking underground water of Katas Raj temple through drill bores. Headed by the Chief Justice, a supreme court bench was hearing a suo moto case pertaining to the unlawful water utilization of Katas Raj Temple pond. "Without paying any heed to laws, these cement factories sucked the underground water," the top judge remarked while expressing concern that religious…

CJP resents water companies for selling ‘free of cost’ water at higher rates

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu notice of the exploitation of ground water by mineral water companies. Hearing the Katas Raj case, the chief justice sought data regarding water usage by these companies from concerned departments. Water is very precious for us. Mineral water companies are acquiring water free of cost after installing turbines and then selling it at exorbitant prices he remarked, adding that all possible measures will be taken to preserve water. He directed the…