CJP Nisar opens sewerage water treatment plant

Imran Zakir

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar inaugurated the sewerage water treatment plant (TP-III) at Mauripur in Karachi, which was non-functional for a long time. The Chief Justice of Pakistan in his inaugural address admired the untiring efforts of Justice (Retd) Ameer Hani Muslim who achieved this target well before time.

He said water is the basic necessity for life and Pakistan’s existence is not possible without water. Every Pakistani is under the debt burden of 1,17,000, he added. “We are determined to give fundamental rights to the people of Pakistan.”

He urges the need to conserve water resources for our future generation saying that it is necessary for Pakistan’s prosperity also. Later, the Chief Justice visited the sewerage treatment and inaugurated it.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the Chief Secretary Sindh, Major (Retd) Azam Suleman Khan said, “Our aim is to improve the environmental and sanitation condition of Karachi by reducing the water pollution.

Project Director Noor Mohammad Samoo briefed the audience about the project and its importance that 92 MGD of industrial waste going directly into the sea without any treatment causing danger to our marine life. The project encompasses the transmission of flowing sewerage in Lyari and Malir river basin through underground conduit and its treatment at sewerage treatment plants before its ultimate disposal in to the sea.

He said around 90% of entire sewerage water of Karachi can be treated through this project which has the capacity to treat 180 million gallons of sewerage water. He emphasized the need of legal frame work and proper legislation for pollution free Pakistan. The total cost of this project is shared by Provincial and Federal Governments.

The dignitaries attended this inauguration ceremony are Chief Justice of Sindh High Court; IG Sindh; Chief Secretary Sindh, Major (Retd) Azam Suleman Khan; Secretary Water Commission, Asif Haider; M.D Karachi Water and Sewerage & Board; Khalid Mehmood Shaikh; Project Director Noor Mohammad Samoo; Commissioner Karachi, Saleh Farooqi; Municipal Commissioner Saif ur Rehman; Home Secretary Shoaib Siddiqui; Jelani, CEO, Pak Oasis and others.

Earlier, Chairman Water Commission Justice (Retd) Ameer Hani Muslim welcomed the Chief Justice of Pakistan on his arrival.

Agencies add: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said on Sunday that he was happy to see that Karachi is being cleaned up.

He said the state of the city is a reflection of the work of the Supreme Court-appointed commission on water and sanitation’s head, Justice (Retd) Amir Hani Muslim.

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