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'Cement factories to be charged for usage of underground water'
September 14, 2018

A three-member bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has said cement factories will have to pay for underground water they are using.     

Hearing a case pertaining to cement factories in Islamabad on Friday, Chief Justice remarked that underground water is very precious and cement factories are using it but now it will not be available to them for free.     

Also taking notice of the use of underground water by mineral water companies, Chief Justice directed Punjab Food Authority to seek report from all the companies as to how much water they are using and how much they are paying for it.