Pakistan: Chief Justice Demands Usage Data From Mineral Water Companies


Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu (on its own initiative) notice of the exploitation of water resources by mineral water companies operating in the country, and sought data regarding water usage by these companies from concerned departments. He also directed the attorney general and all advocate generals to convey his directives to mineral water companies. He warned that if water is not conserved, it could one day "become more expensive than oil, gas and gold".