Lack of management, mafia behind Karachi’s water woes: CJP

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APP65-11 KARACHI: December 11 - Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Saqib Nisar addressing the gathering during the stone laying ceremony for the construction of new Supreme Court Registry at Pakistan Secretariat. APP

KARACHI, Dec 11 (APP):Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Tuesday said a mafia was involve in creating artificial water shortage in Karachi besides lack of water management.

Speaking at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the new
building of the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry at Pakistan
Secretariat here, he said that beverage industry is using seven
billion gallons of underground water almost for free.
The Chief Justice said the water utilisation would now be
measured and prices would be charged accordingly. “Situation in
Karachi and Quetta made me think about construction of new dams,” he added.
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that increasing population is
the second biggest challenge for the country, as it would reach
440 million in next 30 years. He stressed for full fledged movement in this connection is vital so that next generations could prosper.
The Chief Justice said that supremacy of law is a must for the progress of the country. He said that the new building of Supreme Court Registry in Karachi was strongly needed. He
added that the need for Supreme Court’s Registry in other provinces has also increased.
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that introduction of arbitration system would help reduce burden of civil cases in courts, and added that reforms were needed in law.