CJP warns action against mineral water companies if they violate court's orders
The top judge reprimanded the companies and ordered them to provide relief to the general masses.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday has warned of closing the mineral water companies if they fail to stop deceiving the people.
During the hearing of a case related to underground water usage, the top judge reprimanded the companies and ordered them to provide relief to the general masses.
“This issue is directly linked with lives of the people. We will initiate stern action if court’s orders are not complied with”, said CJP.
Earlier, Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) Anwar Mansoor Khan had informed Supreme Court (SC) that the cost of 1.5 litre bottled water, including packages, stands at Rs8.79.
CJP said that he was contemplating over decreasing the prices of bottled water.
The environmental analyst had also submitted a report on extraction of underground water in Lahore stating that as many as 11 conglomerates are extracting 9 million gallons of underground water every hour from Lahore.
The report also stated that the laboratories of these companies lack equipment to gauge the quality of the water.