Lahore - The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued a notice to PHA, housing and planning and the local government departments and sought their detailed reply to the use of clean water by the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) to wash roads.

The court of Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi was hearing the case on a plea filed by Advocate Sayed Kamal Haider.

The petitioner informed the court that the Lahore Waste Management Company used 530 million litres of clean water to wash roads in eight years. He requested the court to stop the government from using clean water for washing roads, and also issue directive to the government to make a water policy.

Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi said, “Water scarcity in the country is at its peak and we all should participate equally to resolve this issue.” He also said the government should pass legislation on water policy. The court announced hearing the case on a daily basis from Monday (September 17) and sought names of experts for court’s assistance.