Pak’s top judge to the rescue of Katasraj pond
Amritsar: Pakistan Supreme Court chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar has reportedly reprimanded owners of the cement factories in the vicinity of the cluster of Hindu temples at Katasraj for extravagant use of subsoil water for personal interests, which has not only dried up the holy pond but also played havoc with the environment at Katasraj, situated in Chakwal district of Pakistan and is a UNESCO world heritage site ofPakistan.
Talking to TOI on Saturday, Islamabad-based lawyer at the high court Muhammad So- hail Sajid said the chief justice visited the historic cluster of temples on Friday and noted the damage caused to the holy pond and environment due to unmindful usage of water.
While welcoming the personal intervention of Pakistan’s CJ, president of Kendriya Sanatan Dharam Sabha (North India) Shiv Partap Bajaj, who leads Hindu jathas to Katasraj twice a year, said, “The visit is incomplete without a dip in Sri Amar Kund (holy pond). Last December, when I had led a jatha to Katasraj, there was hardly any water. But I hope it will be restored to its pristine religious glory.”