ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan in the case of Katas Raj Temple pound which was turned dry has asked the Punjab government to submit a report on the cost of used water by all three factories.
The case related to Dryness of Katas Raj temple pound heard by the SC three-member bench headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial.
On the question of Justice Aijaz Ul Ahsan, the counsel of DG Khan cement Salman Butt informed that the factory is going to install an air cooling system.
Member of National Assembly (MNA) Ramesh Kumar told the court that Best Way company has installed the air cooling system but DG Khan cement didn’t install yet while additional assistant commissioner Chakwal also confirmed this fact and informed that they have built a pound created from the rainwater.
To which, Justice Umar Atta Bandial asked can Factory run on the basis of the rainwater? referring to additional assistant commissioner he asked is any resemblance exists in the storage done by the company and the rainwater of Chakwal?
Justice Aijaz Ul Ahsan remarked that the company had been fined of Rs 100 million and it was turned into dam fund on company’s counsel insistence and the company was ordered to arrange water from alternative sources within six months after May 2018.
The court asked to submit the Punjab government a detail report on the cost of used water used by the three factories on the next hearing and adjourned the hearing for the indefinite period.