Karachi (December 06, 2017): Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that documentary shown during the Supreme Court’s hearing of a case pertaining to water contamination was made by the petitioner.
Talking to media in Karachi, Chief Minister Sindh was critical and said that he always agrees that there are problems but positive things are not being shown.
“I have always said there are problems but positive things were not shown,”
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He said he had informed the Supreme Court that 88 per cent of water is contaminated in Gujranwala, Gujrat and Sialkot. “There is a report from Lahore which states that 100 per cent of water has arsenic.”
Shah emphasised that the issue of contaminated water was not specific to Sindh, rather it was a nationwide problem. “There is a problem in the entire country which was acknowledged by the chief justice and judges.”
According to the chief minister, during the hearing of the case, the apex court bench said they had committed an injustice by coming to Sindh first and should have gone to other places.Earlier, during the apex court’s proceedings at the Karachi registry, a documentary was shown in the courtroom highlighted the issue of contaminated water. After viewing the documentary, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that human waste was being deliberately released in water.
Stressing that the government was responsible for providing clean water to residents, Chief justice Nisar observed that the chief minister had been summoned so they could resolve the issue together.
“If you say, we both can go drink and check the quality of water from any stream in Mithi,” Chief Justice Nisar remarked.
Justice Nisar added: “I wish [PPP leader] Bilawal Bhutto Zardari knew of the [water] situation in Larkana”.
Justice Faisal Arab also observed that people go to court after witnessing the failure of the government.
Earlier Chief Minister Shah and former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal appeared before the Supreme Court.