Lahore (11 February 2018): Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif will appear before the the three member Supreme Court of Pakistan bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar in Clean Water case today.
The hearing of the case would be conducted at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday ordered Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to appear before the apex court on Sunday at 11:00 am after the apex court was informed that the chief minister could not appear before court on Saturday due to his participation in an event at Badshahi Mosque.
The chief Justice was chairing a three member bench at Lahore registry in clean water case.
Earlier on Saturday morning, the apex court summoned the chief minister Punjab after it was informed regarding a report pertaining to spilling of waste in River Ravi.The CJP said that Lahore is the heart of Pakistan and no one know what is being thrown in the heart of the country. “If Lahore is witnessing such things than what would be the situation in other parts of the country,” he said.
The CJP remarked that the report comes under article 5, 204 and 190 which deals with the responsibilities of the state. “We will be implementing all sections of the constitution in this case as we know what people are suffering through such things,” he said.The Chief Minister Punjab did not appeared before the court even after deadline for his appearance lapsed at the apex court. The chief justice said that no one is above the law and when the chief minister Sindh could appear before the court then why not the chief minister Punjab.
The chief secretary Punjab appeared before the court on his behalf and informed that the chief minister was busy in an event at Badshahi Mosque and therefore, the deadline to appear before court be extended for Sunday.
The chief justice accepted the request and directed the chief minister to appear before the apex court Lahore registry at 11:00 am on Sunday.