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SHC orders construction of public toilets

17 May, 2024 11:07

The Sindh High Court has ordered the provincial government to construct toilets at public places in 32 districts of the province.

On the issue of non-construction of toilets at public places, the SHC’s two-member bench headed by Justice Salahuddin Pahoor heard the case.

The court issued the decision while admitting a petition filed by Tariq Mansoor Advocate in 2009.

The SHC remarked that non-construction of public toilets is a violation of basic human rights, so the provincial government should build public toilets in 32 districts of the province.

Earlier, the petitioner Tariq Mansoor Advocate said that women, children and disabled people are facing difficulties due to lack of toilets at public places.

The petitioner requested that the government be ordered to construct toilets at bus stops, shopping centers, parks, graveyards and other places as according to the United Nations Convention, the Sindh government is bound to construct public toilets at the government level.

The petitioner further said that as per the law, the government is required to build public toilets in every district.

Not constructing public toilets is a violation of Article 4 and 19 of the Constitution, so the court should order the Sindh government to construct toilets at public places, the petition said.

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