SC orders CM Sindh to resolve drinking water problem in six months

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Supreme Court Karachi registry

KARACHI: The Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry on Wednesday conducted hearing regarding drinking water case in which Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah, former Karachi Mayor Mustafa Kamal and Karachi commissioner were summoned.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar remarked while addressing Murad Ali Shah that the court has summoned him with great respect, and its only purpose is to rid the Sindh people of contaminated drinking water.
The CJP added that it is very sad to see such poor situation, and it needs to be changed. A documentary regarding drinking water conditions in the province was also shown in the court.
Justice Saqib Nisar wished Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari were there to witness the miserable state of affairs. He told Murad Ali Shah that the problem can be fixed in six months with mutual efforts.
Sindh CM replied that the work cannot be done in six months. The CJP commented that the deadline can be extended upon request, and said the court is aware of fact that contracts are given to the relatives and this practice should end now.
Justice Saqib Nisar affirmed that the apex court is ready to give complete support to Sindh government, but the CM also has to assure the completion of work.
Education, leadership and implementation on law make the nations successful, remarked Justice Saqib Nisar. He also announced to determine the persons responsible behind this situation, but in the second phase.
Justice Faisal Arab maintained that people come to courts only when management fails, and said the judiciary has no interest in using the administrative powers.
When Murad Ali Shah earlier arrived at the court, he was asked by a journalist that whether he was prepared for the case or not. “God will be kind,” Shah had replied.

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