Water drainage SC takes action over standing water

The recent rains have formed a pool at the sessions court that lawyers, litigants and judges must wade through.


Our Correspondent August 13, 2013

LAHORE: The Supreme Court seat here on Monday took suo motu notice of the accumulation of rainwater in the areas around the courts and sought a report from the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) managing director for August 15.

The recent rains have formed a pool at the sessions court that lawyers, litigants and judges must wade through.

The Supreme Court, taking notice of “inadequate arrangements for disposal of rainwater in Lahore”, summoned the officials concerned. Housing Secretary Wasim Mukhtar, District Coordination Officer Nasim Sadiq and Wasa Managing Director Javed Iqbal appeared before the court on short notice.

The court sought an explanation from them for the failure to drain away rainwater and directed them to make better arrangements.

The court also directed them to quickly dispose of the rainwater around the courts.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2013.

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