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Katas Raj Temple case: SC orders inspection of cement factories

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has constituted a committee to inspect cement factories sucking underground water of Katas Raj temple in the Potohar area of Rawalpindi division through drill bores, ARY News reported. The SC bench was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to the unlawful water utilization of Katas Raj Temple pond. During hearing of the case today, the apex court ordered inspection of cement factories in the case and sought report in this regard. The court ordered that the head of the newly-formed team will…

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…