Karachi (Staff Report): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over the prevalent conditions of availability water in Sindh, saying human waste is being added to drinking water deliberately.
A three-member bench, headed by CJP Saqib, comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Faisal Arab, resumed hearing of a case filed by Advocate Shahab Usto against Sindh government’s failure to provide safe water and sanitation system to citizens.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that providing clean drinking water to the citizens was the primary responsibility of the government.
“The situation [in Sindh] is very painful for me,” he said. “Human waste is being used in drinking water.”
He ordered the provincial government to submit a plan within 15 days regarding the supply of safe drinking water and treatment of sewerage.
The hearing was also attended by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal and other officials.