Chief Justice of Pakistan takes Suo Moto Notice on the reports of drying out of Katas Temple Pond

Islamabad, November 01, 2017 (PPI-OT):The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken Suo Moto Notice of drying out of National Heritage of Katas Temple Pond. The pre-historic fabled pond is said to be drying out because of huge amount of water consumption in cement factories. The factories are reportedly sucking water through more than hundred drill bores, which have severely reduced the subsoil water level. That is beside the position that owing to absence of proper water supply for the local areas of Katas Waulah and city Choa Saidan Shah, almost every home is sucking the water by boring. The problem is accuted by un-reasonable plantation of eucalyptus trees in the region.

Taking notice of the issue, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan has called detailed report from Director General, Archaeology and Museum, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, Secretary Evacuee Trust Property Board, Lahore, Director General, Archaeology Department, Government of Punjab, Lahore and Deputy Commissioner, Chakwal, within three days.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations Officer
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Tel: +92 51 9204184, 9220581
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