CJP takes notice of unsafe drinking water in country’s prisons


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the absence of pure drinking water in the country’s jails.

The registrar office of the apex court stated on Monday that the notice has been taken on the complaint of a citizen.

The court has summoned reports in this regard from the jail inspectors general of all four provinces.

Earlier, during a hearing of a separate case regarding unsafe drinking water in the SC Lahore registry, it was disclosed that samples of water collected from the CJP’s chamber were polluted and unfit for consumption.

Justice Nisar expressed alarm at the report by the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and said that the government needs to decide its priorities.

“Citizens are being made to drink water that is poisoned with arsenic,” he claimed.  Referring to a similar ongoing case in SC Karachi registry where the CJP had summoned Sindh chief minister to court, Justice Nisar said that he could summon Punjab’s chief minister as well.