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  • CBC given fourteen days to educate court on water supply prerequisite for DHA residents
  • Top court incensed over CBC selling government land
  • CBC denounced for permitting private structures on cantonment land

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday brought the pain on the Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) over its inability to give clean drinking water to the occupants of Defense Housing Authority (DHA) in Karachi.

A three-part seat drove by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed, containing Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed, heard a suo-motu case relating to the arrangement of savoring water Karachi’s DHA zone.

During the meeting, CBC (CEO) educated the seat that it depended on the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) for water supply.

“You say you rely on the waterboard, but are you aware what happens at the water board? When an army major finds no water at his home, he goes and closes the water board. They even get water for their gardens. Let us see what happens when a major gets no water supply living in DHA,” commented the top appointed authority.

“Lines have been drawn. There are two pipelines: one remains dry while the other supplies water. People like us have been given the water line with no supply, forcing us to buy water tankers.”

The court looked for an itemized report on the issue from the KWSB inside about fourteen days and guided CBC to evaluate the seat on water necessity for the region’s occupants.

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“Is nobody watching the CBC?”

In another case, the seat gave a notification to the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan in the wake of being chafed by the cantonment board selling government land.

In a case identified with the P&T Colony in Karachi’s Gizri zone, the pinnacle court addressed how the CBC could sell land that has a place with the government and permit the structure of a private lodging society on it.

“In what capacity did the CBC allow a naval society on land owned by the federal government? How can the cantonment board sell land to a private owner? Is there no law in the country? Is nobody keeping track of the CBC? Is this why the land was allotted to Karsaz?” scrutinized the CJP.

The top appointed authority saw that the Delhi Colony, Punjab Colony and P&T Colony territories have decayed throughout the long term. “After every second house there is a building compromising peoples’ privacy. We come to the city every two months and see a new 10-story building. They construct buildings but there is no water or electricity.”

“The P&T Colony has been turned into slums,” he commented.

The top court saw that the P&T Colony has been based on government land and doesn’t qualify as a private property, adding that private structures can’t be built on cantonment land.

The seat gave a notification to the head legal officer and requested the expulsion of illicit development from the P&T Colony and crush structures close to the Gizri connect.

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Karachi Gymkhana’s tennis court

In a different case, the Karachi Gymkhana moved toward the summit court in an issue relating to the development of a tennis court.

The counsel said KG is a social legacy however doesn’t go under secured legacy henceforth development is permitted. At the point when asked what they needed to fabricate, the legal advisor said a tennis court would be developed “up”.

“What do you mean up? In the sky?” asked Justice Shah. To which the legal advisor clarified that the tennis court would be built on highest levels and the gymkhana had given the agreement to famous engineers.

The legal advisor mentioned the seat to put aside a limiting request gave by the Sindh High Court for a situation relating to the development and furthermore direct it to expediate the preliminary.

The legal counselor guaranteed the argument against KG was made after it denied enrollment to a chief’s associates.

The hearing was adjourned. 

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