Nagleria deaths: SHC appoints Nazir to examine water samples

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday appointed its Nazir as commissioner to inspect the samples of potable water in several areas of the Metropolis and directed him to examine it from government’s laboratory.

A two-member SHC bench headed by Justice Irfan Saadat Khan was hearing the petition filed by Rana Faizulhasan against responsible for mortality caused by Nagleria due to lack of chlorination of water.

During the hearing, SHC bench appointed its Nazir as commissioner and directed him to take water samples from Liaqatabad, New Karachi, Orangi Town, Korangi and others areas of Karachi and got them examined from government’s laboratory. The court directed its Nazir to produce the samples’ report before it in two weeks.

On Thursday’s hearing Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) counsel submitted that they have taken water samples from above mentioned areas, examined them from laboratory and after this examination it was proved that the samples carried chlorine in them.

On the other hand the complainant, Rana Faizulhasan denied the samples’ report and alleged that the KWSB and laboratory from which the samples were got examined had some financial dealings between them.

Rana requested the court to get examined the water samples from Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR) laboratories.

After hearing the arguments from both sides appointed its Nazir and directed him produce the samples’ report in 14 days.