Karachi (March 17, 2018): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday has given deadline of one week to mayor Karachi Waseem Akhrar to clean Karachi.
Hearing a clean water case at Supreme Court (SC) Karachi registry, CJP expressed resentment over unhygienic condition of the metropolis and said that there are mosquitoes everywhere due to heaps of garbage on the roads.
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He also warned him of inspecting two nullahs in Karachi. If the system has improved then why it is not completely working, asked CJP.
He also requested the locals to stop appreciating him as he is only fulfilling his duties.
Meanwhile, mayor Waseem put forward his complaints, saying that piles of trash are increasing day-by-day and that there are thousands of patients in hospitals with less space.
The local authorities had decided to seek Rangers and police‘s assistance to end encroachments along the nullahs for cleanliness purpose but all went in vain.
Earlier today, the Supreme court of Pakistan formed a four member committee led by renowned philanthropist and founder of SIUT Adeeb Rizvi to devise a strategy for halting illegal trade and transplant of organs in the country.
The apex court was hearing a case of illegal organ transplantation in the Karachi Registry and summoned Rizvi over the issue. CJP Justice Saqib Nisar led three member bench was hearing the case. Dr Adeeb Rizvi informed the court that kidney transplant is continuing due to the absence of effective lawmaking in organ transplant. He said that unfortunately the Pakistan comes on top in illegal transplantation of organs in the world and in order to halt this, a proper lawmaking and awareness regarding transplant of organs after death is necessary.
“A public awareness campaign should be run among donors and masses and if this process is not adopted than illegal commercial activity for organ transplant will bolster,” he said.He also suggested the need to use organs of those killed in accidents in Karachi for transplants.
“In Karachi, over 1,000 people are killed in different incidents and accidents in a year and there’s a need to use the organs of the deceased,” he said.
The CJP asked as to what steps could be taken for halting illegal transplant of organs and said that they would sit on this issue for the next day also in order to issue directives for effective lawmaking in this regard.The CJP also asked Adeeb Rizvi to submit recommendations in this regard and said that the court would completely support Adeeb Rizvi in this process.
“You should form a team and the court would completely assist you,” remarked the CJP and later also formed a four member committee to finalize recommendations for halting illegal organ trade and effective lawmaking in this regard.