ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday lamented the lack of implementation of the court’s orders by the government.
The remarks came during a contempt of court hearing for not implementing the court’s decision to end environmental pollution as officials representing the federal secretaries did not appear.
Expressing the court’s anger over non-appearance of representatives of the federal secretaries, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah summoned Home Secretary Azam Suleiman, CDA Chairman Amir Ali Ahmed and the environment secretary next week.
Justice Minallah said that the federal government and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) have no intention of keeping the environment clean. “Work is done for the rich and certain people,” he said, “Nothing for the common people, even if someone is dying.”
The chief justice questioned the CDA representative as to why the CDA had abolished wildlife sanctuaries.
“Aren’t you going to be answerable to Allah?” Justice Minallah asked. “Which sector was created for the weaker sections in the master plan? There is nothing in this city for the labourer who built it.”
The court remarked that the CDA was prevented from allotting plots. IHC asked how many plots have been allotted so far.
Justice Minallah said that Asad Umar himself was part of the commission which prepared its report in 2015.
“No ministry has talked about it to date. Whoever has done a good job in this country is of no value. Work is only done for the powerful,” the chief justice said.
The court adjourned the hearing of the case till next week.