KARACHI Sep 24,2021- Chief Justice of Pakistan at Supreme Court Karachi Registry on Friday expressed anger over the devastation of Sukkur and lack of care for turtles in a case about illegal construction and occupation of Lab Mehran Park Sukkur and instructed to keep the Lab Mehran Tourism Project in accordance with the law.
Thousands of turtles emerge from the Indus River with no one to take care of them, Chief Justice expressed displeasure on the situation and observed, “We all know the situation of Sukkur administration, the turtles come and die under the vehicles,” and added dolphins are all gone, what do these people do?
The turtles could not find a safe way to get out of the river and into the canal, Chief Justice.
CJP observed, what is left in Sukkur? Whole of Sukkur, has been destroyed. He directed the Sindh government and Sukkur administration to make safe passage for turtles and said every possible measure should be taken to protect the turtles coming out of the river.
The Supreme Court directed the Secretaries Wildlife, Irrigation and Commissioner Sukkur to submit report on next hearing.
The lawyer told the court that Lab-e- Mehran Park has never been managed by Sukkur Municipality, and added that the Sindh High Court had handed over the management of the park to the Irrigation Department. However the management of the park was with Sukkur Municipality.
The court said, if the government has taken over it, let the government come. What is your problem? You have no right to claim ownership of the park which was handover.
The court instructed to keep the Mehran Tourism Project in accordance with the law.