Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has said that the acute water shortage faced by the country is because of an international conspiracy.
The top judge was speaking at the judicial academy on Saturday, Express News reported.
"Keeping citizens bereft of water is a serious crime and the shortage has been caused by the incompetence of the authorities," Justice Nisar said. "We must all join hands to build the much needed dams to resolve this pressing issue".
"I tried to bring about changes in several areas, but I don't think I was able to do all that I wanted," Justice Nisar said.
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"It's unfortunate that the judicial system is still primed on the age old ways; even in this modern age we are dependent on the putwari system," he added
"Despite efforts, I couldn't get my house in order," the top judge lamented.
Justice Nisar said that there are many reforms which need to be implemented in the judicial system for it's betterment.
"Sometimes even after trying really hard you can't achieve what you really want," the CJP said.
"Until judges are passionate about dispensing timely justice there will be no improvement in the judicial system as a whole," he stressed.
"We [the judiciary] need to learn and accept our mistakes too," the top judge said while talking about ways to improve the system.