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SC Directs Legislation For Protection of Under Ground Water

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Tuesday directed legislation for the protection of underground water, its use and determination of its prices.

The three-member bench headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial heard the petition regarding the protection of underground water, its use and determination of it cost.

The higher court said that private beverage company has developed a mechanism that water cannot be wasted urging other beverages companies to analyze the model.

The court ordered that the environmental protection agency to provide its suggestions to the attorney general of Pakistan and instructed that bill be received as per the meters of the companies until the legislation in this regard is done.

The SC said that the companies review petition did n’t mean prohibition order while the review petitions will be reviewed after the legislation.

The court instructed to carry out legislation regarding the protection of underground water, its use and determination of its prices while the court also directed to prepare suggestions in consultation with all four advocate generals on the matter.

The Court adjourned the hearing for four months.