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CJP To Hear Important Cases Today

Karachi(June 22, 2018): Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar will hear important cases in Supreme Court’ Karachi Registry today.

According to the details, CJP will visit Sukkur and Larkana today after hearing cases in Karachi. He will visit government hospital and medical college in Sukkur and later will address the district bar.Chief Justice Saqib Nisar will also visit Chandka Medical College today.

Earlier on, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday vowed to rid the residents of the metropolis of the menace of the tanker mafia.

A CJP-led bench heard a case pertaining to supply of potable drinking water and sanitation in Sindh at the Supreme Court Karachi Registry.

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The bench lauded the report presented by the Supreme Court-mandated Sindh Water Commission and ordered monthly performance reports on the progress made in providing clean drinking water and sanitation in the province.

The secretary for water informed the court that the Manchar Lake provided 300 million cubic metres of water annually.

The CJP expressed his displeasure at the failure of the authorities to clean the lake. “You did not spend [even a rupee] out of Rs14.5 billion. The state of the sea [waters] is deplorable,” Chief Justice Nisar said to the secretary.Every day, 450 gallons of sewage water is entering the sea, the CJP remarked, questioning what the government did to fix the problem in the past 10 years.

Chief Justice Nisar resolved that the court would itself monitor the progress in ensuring safe drinking water to the masses.

He further vowed to rid the residents of the tanker mafia, adding that the residents must be provided with clean water no matter what.

In another case,  Supreme Court summoned secretary petroleum, power ministry secretary, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday (today) over the issue of gradual raise in petroleum prices.

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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case of petroleum products high prices and extra taxes in the Supreme Court Karachi registry.

While expressing reservations over the briefing of deputy managing director of Pakistan State Oil (PSO), the CJP commented that time to time tax implementation is a burden on underprivileged people.

He added that the process of import of petroleum products seems suspicious. The institution should inform the court about the rule under what the Rs. 62.8 per liter price is fixed, he added.The deputy MD PSO told the court that various institutions are defaulter of Rs 300 billion.

Mian Saqib Nisar irked and asked why these institutions are not accountable to return the loan of Rs 300 billion, are these institutions working on the bank loans?

Yaqub Satar revealed that Rs 95 billion loan has been taken from the banks while Rs 7 billion comes under the banks interest, every year.

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