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PSO importing poor quality petrol, says CJP

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LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has remarked “complaints are there that Pakistan State Oil (PSO) is importing poor quality petrol. He observed “there are complaints that petrol coming from Iran is correct but the petrol being imported by PSO is of poor quality. We are verifying the matter. The facts will come to open soon.
He gave these remarks while presiding over a three-member bench of Supreme Court (SC) during the course of hearing of suo motu notice pertaining to elimination of air pollution, disposal of hospital waste material and non installation of water treatment plant on Monday.
Dr Pervrez Hassan head of judicial commission on air pollution and smog filed detailed report in the court.
He told that that the only Solid Waste Disposal Unit located at Mehmood Booti in Lahore is insufficient.
40 percent air pollution is generated due to emission of smoke by vehicles. The air pollution could not be overcome due to non maintenance of euro standard. There are four mobile units to assess air quality. There must be 40 such units only in Punjab.
He further told the court that institutions and laws are in place for eradication of pollution but their implementation is next to nil. Orders be issued for setting up air commission and its monitoring for curbing pollution.
The court ordered the head of smog commission to present before it the method for implementation of recommendations within 10 days.
The court also directed to complete installation of 13 plants regarding hospital waste disposal soon. Monthly progress report about installation of plants be submitted in the court .
The court also summoned progress report about installation of Water treatment plant in Lahore.
The CJP remarked the water started becoming clean due to installation of water treatment plant with capacity of several million gallons in Karachi . Water from Hospital and solid waste is causing diseases in Lahore. Those who have made promises will have to deliver them. The CJP adjourned the hearing of the case till August.
Backdoor for admission in medical colleges will be shut
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has remarked back door for seeking admission into private medical colleges will be shut.
He gave these remarks while presiding over a three-member bench of SC during the course of hearing of admission and charging of additional fee in private medical colleges case Monday.
Director FIA Dr Usman Anwar filed detailed report in the court. He informed the court that Rs 745 million which were collected from the students under the head of additional fee have been taken back and returned to students.
Director FIA said private medical colleges extorted money from the students in the name of donations, foreign quota and additional fee. The data of 23000 students of 100 colleges was collected. —Online
The CJP remarked, “Private medical colleges will not be allowed at any cost to receive donations. The criterion of central admission policy will be settled. Backdoor for admission into private medical colleges will be closed. The court will not hesitate if it had to issue any order or it had to get enact legislation in this respect.
The CJP maintained whatever criterion is fixed by PMDC will be got implemented at every cost. Heavy fine will be imposed on colleges which show negligence in this regard.

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