The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, said on Monday that he will request Interim Prime Minister Justice (retired) Nasirul Mulk to supervise the issue of water shortage in Islamabad.   

The Chief Justice heard a suo motu notice case of water crisis in Islamabad. Justice Saqib Nisar headed the three-member bench of the Apex Court. 

Earlier on June 8, the Chief Justice had observed that the owners of tube wells were acquiring water for free and selling it to residents of the federal capital, which was causing water shortage in the federal capital. 

During the hearing, the Additional Attorney General submitted a report to the Supreme Court. 

CJP questioned the Attorney General about the sources of supply of water to Islamabad. He said that that he would request the caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk to personally monitor the water shortage issue. 

He remarked, the caretaker government should not dissolve till the issue is resolved.  

"Reports are presented but there is no progress in the case," he said. 

The Chief Justice observed that the federal government had failed to appoint members of the Federal Cabinet, adding that the existing five cabinet member could not effectively run the country.