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Chief Justice of Pakistan will hear Human Rights Case No.14-K of 1992, etc. regarding environmental pollution on 23rd December at Supreme Court Branch Registry Karachi

Islamabad, December 20, 2017 (PPI-OT):A four member bench, headed by Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, and comprising other three Hon’ble Judges, Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Mr. Justice Faisal Arab and Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah will hear Human Rights Case No.14-K/1992 etc. regarding environmental pollution in coastal area being poisoned due to poisoned industrial waste material discharged in the sea, hazardous and toxic pesticides dumping, death and disabling the children’s due to some deadly chemical waste in an vacant plot of SITE Area, Karachi. The case will be taken up on 23.12.2017 (Saturday) 10:00 AM at Supreme Court Branch Registry Karachi.

It is pertinent to mention here that during last hearing of the case on 05.12.2017, the Hon’ble bench headed by Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan passed the following Order:

“On the present issue, the Chief Secretary of Government of Sindh has apprised the Court that there are two aspects of the matter; one is about the disposal of the industrial waste and the other is regarding the municipal waste which falls within Scheme-III; however, for both these categories, certain adverse implications have been identified and apprised to the Court. The position has also been clarified by the Secretary Planning and Development Commission, who represents the Federal Government in this behalf. However, both, the Government of Sindh and the Secretary Planning and Development Commission, are directed to submit their respective replies in writing before the next date of hearing, highlighting as to what future plans have been made for the implementation of the planned projects, meant for the disposal of industrial waste as well as municipal waste, what are the financial implications regarding each and how quickly the matter could be put in place and implemented. Adjourned to 23.12.2017 (Saturday)”.

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