LAHORE: A bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday sought a report of the World Bank (WB) on securing underground water in the country.
Justice Jawad Hassan was hearing a petition seeking court orders to secure underground water in Pakistan and take steps to supply clean water to the citizens.
The bench also issued orders for submission of the record of the Supreme Court (SC) decisions on water-related issues, terming the matter vital for the survival of the country and its coming generations.
“The court, instead of constituting a water commission, will review the implementation of the apex court’s orders,” the bench remarked.
The court was informed that according to the WB report, Pakistan loses water of around an estimated value of $12 billion every year.
This WB report is in the better interests of the country and it should be brought to the court’s record, the bench ordered.
The court then adjourned the hearing of the case till February 8.