Lahore (Staff Report): The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ordered to refill the Katas Raj pond.
While hearing a case pertaining to the depleted Katas Raj pond at its Lahore registry, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar ordered the cement factories to submit a report regarding the water being used in the factories. He further directed the deputy commissioner Chakwal to find out from where the factories were getting the water from.
"The depleted Katas Raj pond next to the temple should be refilled," the top judge remarked, adding, “Even if you have to take water tankers, take them but fill up the pond.”
In November last year, the top court had taken notice of reports that the pond next to the Katas Raj temple in Chakwal – a revered site for Hindus which is said to have depleted due to operations in the vicinity of several cement factories that have sucked out the underground water was drying up because cement factories nearby were allegedly drawing a large amount of water.