CM Shehbaz Sharif appears before SC over Lahore’s polluted water

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday showed up under the steady gaze of the Supreme Court in the wake of being summoned by a three-member bench of the apex court in a suo motu case relating to non-arrangement of consumable water in the area.

Amid Saturday’s listening ability, the seat headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had asked Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed to discover when Shehbaz Sharif would show up under the steady gaze of the court, while communicating disappointment over the absence of arrangement of clean water in the commonplace capital.

After a report by the common government uncovered that 540 million gallons of contaminated water was being depleted into waterway Ravi, Justice Nisar had requested Sharif to show up under the watchful eye of the court and notify it of measures being taken for seepage of wastewater.

“In the event that we can summon Sindh’s CM over contamination, for what reason should we not summon Punjab’s [chief minister]?” the CJP had inquired.

“In the event that this is going on in Lahore, what will be the circumstance in different urban areas of Punjab,” he had said.

It had asked the common boss secretary to discover when Sharif would show up under the steady gaze of the court.