LAHORE - The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Water and Sanitation Authority (Wasa) to submit reports on functioning of Chauburji Sanitation Disposal Station along with the record of different stay orders issued by Lahore High Court regarding City’s sanitation system.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry passed this order while hearing a suo motu notice taken two years back against poor sanitation system around the building of SC Lahore registry.

Wasa Managing Director Chaudhry Naseer appeared before the court on Thursday.

Justice Nisar asked him when the long existing problem of inundation in front of the SC building would be resolved. “On some rainy day, it seems, the court will have to take along MD WASA to show him the inundated water in front of the SC building,” the judge said.

However, the MD submitted the Chauburji Disposal Station was being set up for this purpose, which would soon start functioning. After its functioning, the problem would be resolved to fifty percent, he added.

“Due to ups and downs in drainage line, the problem cannot be resolved totally,” he told the judge.

“Different citizens have already taken stay orders from the Lahore High Court against the restoration of drainage system of the city. This is the major hurdle in its restoration. However we are trying to get these stay orders vacated to upgrade the sewerage system of the city.”