ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar yesterday said 5 million houses cannot be constructed through an announcement and that even when a cage for pigeons is made the number of birds which will reside in it are considered.
The chief justice’s remarks came as he heard a case regarding informal settlements across the country. A report was submitted before the bench headed by Justice Nisar regarding informal settlements in Balochistan.
As the hearing went under way, the chief justice remarked, “It is the government’s job to provide facilities in informal settlements. There are a lot of loopholes in informal settlements and something needs to be done about this.”
Justice Nisar then directed the additional attorney general to present recommendations regarding removing informal settlements in Islamabad. “You still have not given data regarding informal settlements in the capital,” he said.
The chief justice further told the additional attorney general, “Tell the prime minister to set a time to visit informal settlements with me and see the conditions over there.”