Non construction of proposed dams; SC issued notice to Punjab govt.

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Islamabad: While taking suo motu notice on non-construction of proposed Dadocha and Papine dams in Rawalpindi the apex court on Thursday issued notice to Punjab government and sought reply in three weeks.
Three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ejazul Ahsan has heard the suo motu notice of Dadocha dam construction.
During hearing, CJP asked Aitzaz Ahsan, counsel of Bahria Town, which dam in Rawalpindi was not built so far. Aitzaz Ahsan, while replying a question of the court, said that Bahria Town could build bigger dam than Rawal Dam if the court should allow. He said that Bahria Town could build dam in one year if Punjab government should acquire land.
The chief justice remarked that there would be shortage of water in the twin cities if dams are not constructed. During hearing Attorney General Nayab Gardezi told the court that dam could be built in meadows. On it chief justice said that all details of the sites would be furnished with court where dams could be built.
Later the court issued notice to notice to Punjab government and sought reply in three weeks. Now the hearing of the case adjourned till August 29.

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