Monday Dec 04 2017

CM Sindh to present PPP's case in Supreme Court: Bilawal


KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari shared on social media that he is glad that Sindh chief minister will get an opportunity to present the case of PPP government in Supreme Court.

Earlier in the day, SC’s Karachi Registry had summoned CM Murad Ali Shah in a water pollution case.

Over the matter, Bilawal tweeted: “1 of biggest crisis affecting all of Pakistan is water. The Sindh Govt has taken practical steps to address this from investing in the most RO plants across the province, linging of our canals and construction of damns. I’m glad CM will get a chance to present our case in SC.”

PPP chair also claimed that the issue is not Sindh-specific, adding that the province is always “singled-out”.

Bilawal wrote: “Water is not just a Sindh issue. While we beat the drum of CPEC in Balochistan many areas have no access to water. South Punjab has its own water issues as does southern KPK. Islamabad even has water access problems.What have other provinces done? Why is Sindh always singled out?”

SC hears water contamination case

The Supreme Court summoned on Monday Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on December 6 while hearing the air and water pollution case at the Karachi Registry on Monday.

The three-member bench, which was hearing a case on the provision of clean drinking water for people of Sindh at Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry, also summoned former city mayor Mustafa Kamal on December 6.

During the court proceedings, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nasir observed: “This is a matter of people’s lives, it cannot be ignored. The chief minister will be asked about all the steps he has taken in this regard.”

The chief justice also remarked that the judiciary must intervene when the government fails to fulfill its responsibilities.

“There will be no compromise on air and water pollution,” he remarked, adding “the high officials will also be summoned in the case if necessary.”