Judges annoyed at officers' failure to comply with orders.

SUKKUR -- The Sukkur bench of the Sindh High Court on Thursday directed Sindh chief secretary and irrigation secretary to hold open kachehris in rain-hit areas in Sukkur division, and expressed annoyance at administrations' failure to comply with the court orders passed over past six months.

The double bench comprising Justices Salahuddin Panhwar and Abdul Mubeen Lakho passed the order while hearing a petition about government failure to drain out stagnant rainwater and provide relief to calamity-stricken people.

Justice Panhwar expressed anger over absence of Ghotki deputy commissioner and ordered the officer to appear before the court within an hour, otherwise, the court would issue his arrest warrant and ask police to bring him (to the court) and then take him straight to jail.

He reprimanded the officials and said if they were not in a position to provide homes to flood survivors they should at least have provided them tents and food. He was reading the orders passed during six months the whole night and he found that nothing had been implemented. Should another order be passed during the hearing, he...

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