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Manchar Lake Contamination Case: SC gives one month to governments for effective measures

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Monday while hearing a case about disposal of toxic water into Manchar Lake, has expressed resentment over delay in taking preventive measures to clean the Lake, ARY News reported. “Both federal and provincial governments are reluctant to take effective measures to ensure cleaning of the lake and entire work is being carried out on contract basis”, Justice Faiz Essa passed these remarks while giving one month time to both governments. While urging to expedite cleanliness process of the water…

Paradise lost: How toxic water destroyed Manchar Lake

MANCHAR LAKE: For generations the Mohanna tribe have lived, loved, worked, and played on Pakistan's Manchar Lake; their floating settlement serving their needs from birth to death. But an unrelenting flow of toxic wastewater is pouring into the lake -- a byproduct of industrialisation and aggressive agricultural practices upstream -- and has slowly rendered it inhospitable, poisoning the water and almost everything in it. For fishermen such as Mohammed Yusuf, life on the lake is becoming intolerable. "When we were…