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LHC Imposes Ban On Washing Cars With Hosepipes


LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday imposed a ban on washing of cars with hosepipes and directed that vehicles be washed with buckets of water instead.

LHC judge Justice Shahid Karim issued a written order on a petition filed by Haroon Farooq to conserve water and stop its wastage.In its written order, the LHC directed the Lahore Development Authority and Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) to impose a ban on service stations from using hosepipes to wash cars.

The LHC has also directed households to wash cars using buckets of water. Further, it has called for an awareness campaign on the ban on using hosepipes to wash cars and for the Punjab government to apprise the court regarding measures to conserve water and stop its wastage.The court has also sought a detailed report from all housing societies in this regard during the next hearing.