Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar inaugurated a sewerage water treatment plant in Karachi on Sunday.
“Life cannot be imagined without water and we need to value it for a better Pakistan,” he said while addressing the opening ceremony and at the same time he raised a question “whether or not we value our resources”.
“We have to give water in order to save our next generation,” the top judge added.
In regards to the water plant which had been inactive for many years, the CJP said that it is cleaning 77 million gallons of dirty water daily and continues to be a source of clean water to Malir, Korangi, Lyari, Haroonabad and Mauripur.
It is pertinent to mention here that the plant has a total capacity to clean 180 million gallons. The total cost of the plant is more than Rs36.117 million.
Half of the fund was provided by the federal government while the other half by the provincial government. Another project following the inauguration has been initiated.
Justice Nisar also said that water springs were flowing in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and the people there are happy with the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha dam.
Water sources, he added, including that of G-B are gifts for everyone. He termed them “blessings of Allah”.
The chief justice went on to say that meetings were held in which all concerned authorities unanimously agreed that the country is nothing without water.
He was delighted over the hygiene situation in Karachi, saying that all the roads he passed by appeared clean. He added that the city had improved compared to what it was six months ago.
Head of Water Commission Justice (retd) Amir Hani welcomed the CJP to the ceremony where Sindh High Court chief justice , IG Sindh, chief secretary and other officials were also present.
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