Thar deprived of clean drinking water despite spending Rs105b: SC

Justice Gulzar Ahmed demands Sindh CM to submit an audit report before the court


Our Correspondent March 25, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan said on Monday that Tharis have been deprived of clean drinking water despite spending Rs105 billion, Express reported.

During the hearing of the Thar Coal Corruption case at the Supreme Court Karachi Registry, Justice Gulzar expressed dissatisfaction at the failure of the Sindh government to present an audit report. He remarked that it was the responsibility of the Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to submit the report before the court.

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Justice Gulzar Ahmed asked the advocate general about the reasons for the lack of clean drinking for the residents of Thar even after the expenditure of Rs105 billion.

“All that money has been spent in corrupt activities. It is the responsibility of the government to provide basic facilities to the public, but it failed,” he said.

According to the judge, corruption of billions of rupees happened in the Special Initiative Department, Thar Coal Authority and Mobile Emergency Unit.

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