Islamabad: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu notice over the issuance of media advertisements by Punjab, Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The chief justice remarked that the governments of KP, Sindh and Punjab are running advertisement campaigns at taxpayer’s expense.

The chief justice directed the provincial chief and information secretaries to submit a report on the campaign in a week and adjourned the hearing until March 12, when he himself will hear the case.

He said that advertisements are being given from national exchequer and public money is being spent for personal advertisements.

The CJP further said that political leaders must show courage and advertise from their own money.

He lamented that medicines are not available for poor people and there is no drinking water in 4,000 schools in Sindh. The hearing of the case is fixed on March 12.