LAHORE - The Supreme Court was told on Thursday by the Managing Director of Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) that the drainage system around the apex court’s Lahore Registry and the Lahore High Court had been cleaned and the rain water would not be accumulate in this area.
MD Wasa Dr Javed Iqbal told this in response of a suo-moto taken by the Supreme Court over poor drainage system in courts premises.
Secretary Punjab Housing Department also appeared before the court.
The MD also told the court that Rs3.4billion were required for the whole drainage system of the provincial metropolis.
A division bench, comprising Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, would the government wakeup when the whole city would drown in rain water.
The bench sought long time projects details from the agency within four weeks and adjourned the hearing.
The Lahore High Court on Thursday issued a notice to District Coordination Officer (DCO) and Chairman Pakistan Film Censor Board on petition challenging ban on screening of a Pakistani movie ‘Dirty Girl’.
Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh passed the orders on the petition moved by Qaiser Sanaullah, a cinema owner, who challenged Lahore DCO.
The petitioner through his counsel submitted that the Pakistan Film Censor Board earlier approved the movie ‘Dirty Girl’ and that following the approval the movie was released on August 14.
Suddenly, the board and city district government imposed ban on screening of the film on August owing to which the producer of the movie had to bear a loss of millions of rupees. He requested the court to declare the ban on screening as illegal and unlawful.
The court admitted the petition for regular hearing and sought reply from DCO and chairman of the board for August 16 (today).