Published On:Saturday, November 25, 2017
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Chakwal:CJP Laments Govt’s Inability To Safeguard Katas Raj Temple

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday night lamented the national government's inabiility to safeguard among the many Hindu neighborhood's well-known locations of worship, Chakwal's Katas Raj temple, and ordered a committee be placed to probe the issue as soon as possible.

The CJP made the remarks in the course of the listening to of a suo motu discover taken up by the Supreme Courtroom on the premise of media experiences that the Katas Raj temple complicated pond was drying up as a result of cement factories close by had been drawing a considerable amount of water by numerous drill bores, severely decreasing the sub-soil stage.
As well as, nearly each residence in Katas Waulah and Choa Saidan Shah attracts water by boring as a result of absence of a correct provide community. The unchecked plantation of eucalyptus saplings within the area has compounded the issue.
“This temple is not only a spot of cultural significance for the Hindu neighborhood, but in addition part of our nationwide heritage,” the CJP noticed, including, “I desire a answer to this downside.”
The Punjab authorities and a district coordination officer submitted experiences on the matter in courtroom on Thursday, and the extra advocate basic made essential disclosures a few cement manufacturing unit working within the space, saying its water utilization is bigger than all the inhabitants of the town of Chakwal.
The CJP subsequently ordered the Punjab advocate basic to determine a high-level committee to probe the matter and determined to subject a discover to the cement manufacturing unit.
“If mandatory, we are going to even summon all 4 chief secretaries and the prime minister’s principal secretary,” he mentioned, including that consultants would should be taken on board.
Lawyer Normal Ashtar Ausaf, who was earlier absent from courtroom, arrived after a brief break within the listening to following CJP’s dissatisfaction over his absence.
As soon as Ausaf arrived in courtroom, the CJP harassed the significance of defending the rights of minority communities.
Ausaf was directed to type a committee on the matter and develop into an assistant to them, and the CJP steered that an bizarre citizen of Chakwal, Normal (retired) Safdar, who usually raises his voice in regards to the subject, be included within the committee.
“Our objective is to discover a answer to the matter of how water may be offered,” Nisar mentioned. “If we have to shut down 10 tube wells or halt the water consumption of the factories, we are going to do it.”
The chief justice lamented that the cement factories appeared to have lower away greater than half the mountains within the space.
Nonetheless, he famous, the courtroom was not in opposition to establishing factories “however they need to be situated in locations that don’t trigger inconvenience to bizarre residents”.
“It’s unacceptable to dwell with out entry to wash water or air,” the CJP asserted.
The case was adjourned till subsequent Thursday.

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