ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has decided to conduct hearings over Kalabagh Dam and water cases in next week.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that now, the court will hear these cases on first priority as water scarcity is a biggest problem of the country. I have reopened 32-year-old cases, he added.
He also assured to hold proceedings over all such petitions and directed the claimants to get ready.
On September 16, 1991 the Council of Common Interest (CCI) had given a go ahead to the dam in its sixth session. Interestingly, the then four provinces had approved and shown consent for construction.