KARACHI: The head of the Supreme Court (SC)-appointed judicial commission on water and sanitation, Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim gave on Monday a three-day deadline to the education secretary to submit replies on the provision of clean drinking water and a proper sewerage system at public schools in the province. The hearing took place at the Sindh High Court.
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Education Secretary Iqbal Durrani appeared before the commission to speak about the provision of clean drinking water and removal of waste water from public schools in Sindh. The commission inquired about the number of schools in the province being provided with clean drinking water.
Justice (retd) Muslim gave a three-day deadline to the education secretary to submit his reply in this regard.
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The commission also rejected a plea to allocate land adjacent to the Malir River for a weekly Sunday bazaar.
The matter of allocating land for a weekly Sunday market in the area adjacent to the Malir River was also heard. The commission remarked that the land surrounding water bodies in the city is covered with encroachments.
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There are illegal encroachments near the drains in Karachi and concrete constructions are made after illegal occupation. Due to the encroachments, the cleaning of sewers and drains becomes an issue, lamented Justice (retd) Muslim. The city is inundated during the monsoon season because the drains are not cleaned, observed the commission.
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