Vegetables grown on sewage water: SHC issues strict orders


Lahore, 25th January: Sindh High Court issued a major order regarding the growing of vegetables on poisonous sewage water.

According to the report of Baaghi TV, a case was heard in the Sindh High Court regarding the cultivation of vegetables in Malir river with sewage and poisonous water.

Director Legal Sindh Food Authority and Additional Secretary Agriculture appeared in the court before the judge. The court got angry with the concerned authorities for not submitting progress reports.

Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar remarked that it means no one is fulfilling his responsibility. This is such a serious matter. No department is working. If vegetables are being grown on sewage water, then everyone is at a loss.

The Sindh High Court sought a comprehensive reply from the Secretary Agriculture and also sought the results of vegetable samples from the Sindh Ford Authority.

The court ordered that immediate action be taken if anyone grows vegetables on poisonous water. 

The Additional Secretary Agriculture said that the committee has been formed, the weather is obstructed due to the monsoon.

The court asked what the Sindh Food Authority was doing? Director Legal Food said that we have taken samples for which the results are awaited.

Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar asked when the results will come? Why is their delay in the results of the samples? This means that you are not fulfilling your responsibility. Do the Deputy Commissioners need a court order to take action? It is the duty of every institution to fulfil its responsibility.

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