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HC ordered DSCC, DNCC Execs

‘Do whatever needs to make habitable city’

HC ordered DSCC, DNCC Execs


Published: 15:27 15 May 2019   Updated: 16:12 15 May 2019

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The High Court has expressed dissatisfaction over report consisting to the steps taken in preventing the air pollution in the capital. At the same time, both of the Chief Executive Officers of Dhaka North and South City Corporation have been ordered to submit a progress report by June 26.

The High Court bench comprising Justice FM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Quader passed the order after the two Chief executives’ explanation about stopping the pollution in the city.

Advocate Manzill Murshid argued for the writ petition. On the other hand, deputy attorney general ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar was present on behalf of the state. In view of the court summon, the Chief Executive of Dhaka North City Corporation Abdul Hye and Dhaka South City Corporation Chief Executive Mostafizur Rahman were present for explanation while lawyer Nurunnahar Nupur was in the court for the hearing on behalf of them.

Later, Deputy Attorney General ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar said, the High Court had asked for the explanation of the measures of pollution in Dhaka and the steps taken to curb the pollution. In the same sequence, the report was submitted to the court. But the Court could not be satisfied due to not having appropriate response on air pollution in the report. So, on May 5, the High Court summoned the chief executives of two city corporations.

They appeared before the court on Wednesday (May 15th) and submitted the report. But the court did not satisfy the explanation, giving them time to submit progress reports again.

Earlier on Jan 27, Advocate Manzill Murshid issued a writ petition in the relevant branch of the High Court on behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.

On January 28, the High Court issued a rule to stop the air pollution in the capital Dhaka. In addition to this, it also gave an interim order to take action to prevent the pollution while the court instructed to inform the matter within 15 days. Besides, the Director General of Environment Department and the two Executive Officer of the two City Corporation of Dhaka have been asked to report by submitting their file. Regarding the continuation of the case, the court issued frustration and anger due to not taking necessary steps to combat the city's air pollution.

Then on March 13, the High Court directed the Director General of the Directorate of Environment to submit the report measuring air pollution in Dhaka and submit its report about the steps taken to prevent the pollution.