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CM Sindh, former mayor appear before SC Karachi Registry

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and former Karachi Mayor Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday appeared before the Supreme Court Registry in connection with drinking water case.
The chief justice remarked while addressing Murad Ali Shah that the court has summoned him with great respect and its only purpose is to rid the Sindh people of contaminated drinking water.
The chief justice added that it is very sad to see such poor situation, and it needs to be changed. A documentary regarding drinking water conditions in the province was also shown in the court.
Sindh CM asked the court to let him present his viewpoint, upon which the court replied that he will be given full time to speak. When Murad Ali Shah earlier arrived at the court, he was asked by a journalist that whether he was prepared for the case or not. “God will be kind,” Shah had replied.
They were summoned by a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. The chief justice had remarked during the last hearing that those who make tall claims before people have been unable to provide clear drinking water.
He had said life was being affected in Sindh and Punjab due to pollution caused by factories, adding that the court would not compromise on the issue of water and air pollution.
The chief justice said court has to interfere when government fails to fulfill its responsibilities.
Petitioner Shahab Usto had informed the court that the citizens were being provided unfiltered and hazardous water. He added that people of Sindh’s 29 districts were compelled to drink polluted water.
The chief justice remarked that air pollution is making life miserable for the masses and deadly diseases like cancer are spreading.

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