Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed on Monday while ordering immediate removal of all billboards from Karachi said that that â€˜there is no such thing as law in Sindhâ€™.
A three-member bench headed by CJP Ahmed the case related to illegal billboards at the SCâ€™s Karachi registry wherein port cityâ€™s commissioner and Mayor Wasim Akhtar appeared.
CJP Ahmed expressed his outrage over the poor performance of the provincial institutions.
â€œYou people have ruined the appearance of the city as most of the billboards are on residential buildings,â€ the CJP said.
Look at the buildings on Sharae Faisal, the CJP said adding that, â€œThere are only advertisements. How will people live there? It is the job of the government to implement the building plan but there is no such thing as the government.â€
He added that if someone has money, they can do everything.
The chief justice remarked that the children were drowning in the sewer water every day. â€œThe wheel of my own car also got stuck in the gutter. Who is responsible for this situation?â€
The CJP asked who is responsible for the broken roads, garbage and this stench in the city?
â€œIt seems that the provincial and local government is hostile to the city whereas no one has come to restore Karachi so far,â€ he said.
â€œWe do not have the authority,â€ the CJP quoting Mayor Akhtar remarked â€œStay at home then. What have you done to Karachi? Ministers travel in big cars whereas the chief minister only rides in a helicopter and does nothing.â€
CJP Ahmed also said that the power crisis in Karachi has only gotten worse.
â€œEveryone is bent on killing each other. Eight to ten people are dying every day and National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is not doing anything,â€ the chief justice said adding that those responsible should be prosecuted and should be put on the Exit Control List (ECL).