SHC issues notice to CBC, DHA over rain devastation

Petitioner says DHA did not fulfill its moral and legal obligations


Our Correspondent September 04, 2020
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KARACHI:

The Sindh High Court issued notices on Thursday to the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) and others in a plea pertaining to poor drainage of rainwater from DHA.

The petitioner's counsel maintained that DHA residents had suffered a lot in the recent monsoon downpours.

He stated that DHA did not fulfil its moral and legal obligations, adding that there was no integrated drainage system in the upscale locality.

Demanding that a drainage system be set up in DHA, he sought the formation of an expert committee for the purpose. He added that encroachments in the area should also be removed.

The court issued notices to the DHA, CBC and others, directing the parties to respond at the next hearing.

Notices issued to KMC, SSWMB

The SHC also issued notices to the Sindh government, Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC), Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) and others in a petition pertaining to rain-related devastation.

The petitioner's counsel argued that all the institutions, including KMC, should be audited. He pointed out that despite repeated warnings from the Met Office, the authorities did not chalk out any strategy.

The court issued notices to the Sindh government, KMC, SSWMB, and others, seeking replies from them within three weeks.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2020.

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