Protection of basic rights is our responsibility, observes CJP Saqib Nisar
KARACHI (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, while hearing the water pollution case, remarked that he is not fond of leadership and the protection of basic rights is their responsibility.
A four-member Supreme Court bench under Chief Justice Saqib Nisar is hearing the case.
The CJP said that objections were raised when he visited Mayo Hospital. “I visited the hospital for the protection of human lives. If someone wants to criticize, he should continue it,” he added.
He observed that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was summoned to the court to give a timeframe for resolving the water pollution crisis in the province.
“Contaminated water is being put in the rivers and lake, which is later provided to the people for consumption,” the chief justice remarked. “We have raised the water pollution issue in Punjab as well, we will get it resolved.”
Justice Nisar added that he holds the chief minister of the province and his cabinet responsible for the provision of clean drinking water to the province.
The chief justice further said that due to the consumption of contaminated water, citizens are facing acute diseases, including hepatitis.
The chief justice asked Sindh Chief Secretary that the water pollution issue must be resolved before next general elections. He also observed that as much as 45mgd of contaminated water is being put in the sea on daily basis.
Meanwhile, the CJP also took a suo motu notice of the deteriorating condition of the hospital.