SC will resolve issues faced by Sikhs, Christian community: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has sought financial details of the Evaquee Property Trust Board Chairman on Friday.

The CJP, presiding over a three-member bench to resume hearing the suo motu case about the pond of the Katas Raj temple drying up, expressed annoyance over the non-appearance of the chairman. He said if the property and income information was not provided to the court, the chairman may have to leave his post.

He observed that a person occupying a high-level post has to be vigilant on all things including the legal aspects but the current chairman had been appointed for his services to the political party he is associated with.

SC orders Punjab govt, Bestway cement factory to fill up Katas Raj Temple pond within 7 days

A report presented in the court by the concerned authorities said the pond had been refilled up to eight feet, to which the CJP remarked that the water level has to remain at that level at all times. The pond — believed to have been created from the teardrops of Shiva and regarded as sacred by the Hindus — is said to be drying out because of large amounts of water being sucked our by nearby cement factories which have allegedly drilled hundreds of bores, severely reducing the subsoil water level.

CJP Nisar said the Supreme Court will resolve issues faced by the Sikhs and Christian community in Pakistan. The bench has also asked Pakistan Hindu Council representative Dr Ramesh Kumar to submit in writing the grievances of Hindu community.

The hearing has been adjourned for 15 days.

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