LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that failure to construct uncontroversial dams in the country was a criminal negligence.
Addressing dam fundraising ceremony in London on Sunday, Justice Saqib Nisar said that water is a hope of life for our coming generations and we have to take steps to save water from being wasted.
Justice Saqib Nisar said that climate change has reduced rains across the world including Pakistan as a result underground water level is falling very sharply.
He said that water level in Pakistan is falling sharply, which has affected daily life in all big and small cities. He said that underground water level in Lahore has fallen to four hundred feet while in Quetta it has fallen to more than 500 feet.
Justice Saqib Nisar said that during a visit to Karachi he took suo motu notice against illegal water hydrants and also took action against water mafia who was selling water to the citizens at a very high price.
He said dam fund campaign has remained highly successful. All including children and elderly persons are enthusiastic on the issue of construction of dams. This is not an ordinary situation but it has become a campaign now.
Chief Justice said that Sikh community from foreign countries, transgender community and children and elderly persons have donated in the Dam Fund.
Chief Justice vowed to not let anyone misappropriate the funds being collected for construction of dams to resolve the country’s water crisis.