ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday took a suo motu notice of drying out pond of the National Heritage of Katas Temple.

The chief justice has called a detailed report from Director General Archaeology and Museum, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, Secretary Evacuee Trust Property Board, Lahore, Director General, Archaeology Department, Government of Punjab, Lahore and Deputy Commissioner, Chakwal, within three days.

The pre-historic fabled pond is said to be drying out because of huge amount of water consumption in cement factories. The factories are reportedly sucking water through more than hundred drill bores, which have severely reduced the subsoil water level.