Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (CJP) Saqib Nisar said that Tube Wells are causing water shortage in Islamabad.
CJP Saqib Nisar remarked that Tube Well owners are becoming the reason for the water shortage in Islamabad. He said that people are gaining free water through tube well and selling it to Islamabad’s residents that is creating water shortage.
Earlier, CJP Saqib Nisar took the suo motu notice of the water scarcity in Islamabad. Officials from the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad, additional attorney general, and tube well owners were present at the hearing.
One of the accused told the court that he does not possess a tube well but the entire cantonment area has lot of tube wells that is causing water scarcity. He asked the court to release orders for the water supply through the alternate channels before the closure of tube wells. The Capital Development Authority and Cantonment Board were also not giving support to each other in this matter.
CJP Saqib Nisar said that the tube well owners are the main culprits behind the water shortage. However, Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad’s representative said that they would implement taxes on the utilization of tube wells.