Bulletins 1200 23rd December 2017

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KARACHI: A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar, on Saturday resumed hearing into a petition seeking directives for the provincial government to provide potable water and safe environment in the province at Karachi Registry.

The court has summoned details of the industrial treatment plan of KPC-1 project from Sindh government for today’s hearing.

At the last hearing on Dec 6, the CJP asked Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to ensure provision of potable water to residents of the province, besides taking measures for safe environment.

The chief minister was summoned to explain the measures his government has taken to ensure provision of safe drinking water, better environment and sanitation facilities to citizens, besides former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal to provide details of various projects that were undertaken by the provincial government in his tenure as the city mayor.

During the hearing at the apex court’s Karachi registry, CJP Nisar offered the CM to use the court’s shoulder to resolve the issues, saying it was the strong one.

“We were elected by votes of the people, therefore, ours are the stronger shoulders,” Shah quipped.

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