SC terms Sindh Gov ‘Failure,’ Ordered NDMA to clean Drains within 3 months
The Supreme Court of Pakistan while terming Sindh Government as ‘Completely Failed’ ordered National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to clean all Karachi nullahs and remove encroachments around them in three months.
According to the details, a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard on the petition of illegal encroachments on drains at the SC Karachi registry.
During the proceedings, Chief Justice Pakistan Gulzar asked Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani about the ongoing cleaning work on Karachi sewerage drains.
The Commissioner Karachi informed the court that NDMA has cleaned the city’s three main nullahs.
“There are 38 big and 514 small drains in Karachi. NDMA has cleaned Karachi’s three major storm-water drains.”
Upon which, the CJP Gulzar questioned why NDMA hasn’t completed the cleaning work of other Karachi drains?
“This was the responsibility of Sindh government to clean Karachi’s water drains, but the center intervened after the provincial government failed to clean Karachi drains,” the chief justice remarked.
Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan told the top court that the federal government is engaging in long considerations on different legal and constitutional options to save Karachi.
“Karachi has become an orphan city at the moment. Pakistan will be destroyed if Karachi is ruined.”
While expressing dissatisfaction over the performance of the provincial government, the chief justice said that the government has ruined the city in the last 10 years and did nothing for the better of people.
While ordering NDMA to clean Karachi water drains within three months also ordered the Sindh government to fully assist NDMA in the cleaning process of drains and encroachments.
Earlier Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the removal of all kinds of billboards from in Karachi.
During the proceedings, SSP South appeared in the court.
In a conversation with Commissioner Karachi, the respected judge said that billboards have been fixed everywhere in his city that are causing accidents and taking precious lives.
The commissioner said people have been exploiting public properties in the city and claimed there is a mafia behind all this.
The bench directed Shalwani to take action against all those behind the installation of billboards in violation of laws.
Chief Justice Gulzar said it is up to the government to ensure the implementation of building plans and lamented that there is no such thing as government and law in the province.
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