LAHORE, Dec 30 (APP):Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday ordered the Punjab Irrigation Department to submit a report by January 4 in a case pertaining to alleged water theft by India.The CJP was hearing a petition related to the River Ravi and Abbasia Link Canal here at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry.
During the course of proceedings, the CJP asked as to why India was stealing Pakistan’s water and whether the Punjab government knew about the situation. India should not be allowed to do so and what steps could be taken in that regard, he added.
The chief justice said the court would not allow anyone to steal water from Abbasia Link Canal as it affected the poor farmers. He ordered an operation against those stealing the water and summoned a report from the Secretary Punjab Irrigation Department on January 4.