The judicial commission has issued show-cause notices to the owners of 77 industrial units to explain why they denied entry to the officers of the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency and the judicial magistrates for inspection in Karachi.
Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim, who is heading the Supreme Court-appointed commission, had at the last hearing, held on February 16, taken serious exception to misbehaving with the judicial magistrates and denying them entry into premises of 77 industries by their owners to inspect availability of industrial waste treatment plants.
The commission's registrar issued show-cause notices to the factory owners to appear in person on February 24 with explanations as to why action should not be taken against them for denying access to the officers and judicial magistrates deputed under the directives of the commission constituted by the SC.
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The commission ordered the West SSP to ensure that all the notices should be served upon the chief executive officers of the industrial units through the SHOs concerned.
In the meantime, the commission's registrar also issued notices to the director-general and additional director of the Sindh Building Control Authority and directors-general of the Hyderabad Development Authority and Water and Sanitation Authority, Hyderabad.
It directed them to appear in person on Saturday, February 24, with all the details of the ongoing housing schemes approved so far and the procedures being adopted for approval of such schemes.
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