ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasir ul Mulk Tuesday fixed before the bench at Karachi the matter pertaining to illegal hydrants established openly in Karachi city by taking illegal connection damaging the water and sewerage water lines in different areas of the provincial metropolitan city.

The Chief Justice took notice on the applications received through Human Rights Cell, Supreme Court of Pakistan stating that influential mafias have established illegal hydrants openly in the city by taking illegal connection/tempering/damaging the Karachi Water & Sewerage Board water lines in different areas.

It was further stated that not only the growth in installation of illegal hydrants have inexorably damaged Karachi Water & Sewerage Board mainstream system, but these illegal water connections are polluting the clean water and are creating health hazards and environmental problems.

It was informed that due to this water theft, water supply is suffering badly and these entities are becoming challenge for Karachi Water & Sewerage Board and the Government.

Taking cognizance of the issue, the Chief Justice of Pakistan issued direction that the matter be fixed in the Court at Supreme Court Registry Karachi and directed to issue notice to all concerned.