Headed by the chief justice, a bench of the apex court, resumed today hearing of a number of cases of public interest at the Peshawar registry.
During hearing of a case pertaining to supply of potable water in the province, the apex court ordered the authorities concerned to collect water samples from different locations and get them tested from a Punjab lab to check their quality.
CJP addressing an event yesterday.
"What kind of a province is this where the chief secretary earns Rs180,000 and you get Rs0.5 million", the chief justice wondered. Then, the chief justice ordered operation and sought a report on the issue.
Meanwhile presenting a report to the Chief Justice about withdrawal of security from unentitled persons, the Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Salahuddin Mehsud said that 1769 security guards and gunmen have been recalled.
Justice Nisar set a one-week deadline for Sardar to take province-wide action against quacks, making it clear that "no stay orders will be issued in this case". He explained further that the remaining security cover will also be withdrawn in phases.
In his speech at the inauguration ceremony of Charsadda's judicial complex later in the day, the chief justice said: "I asked the KP CM about education but he could not give me a satisfactory answer". "Chief secretary, you have also done good work", he added.
On Thursday, KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak appeared before the court after being summoned.
In response, Khattak agreed with the chief justice, adding that the situation in the province had been "quite bad" when his party had formed the government in KP.