SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD: “Onlyawareness advertisements cannot fix the problem,” said the chief justice while hearing proceedings of the case. “Burgeoning population is even a bigger issue than the construction of dams. The government was supposed to furnish an action plan in this regard, but it didn’t do so.”

During the hearing, attorney general informed the court that awareness campaign regarding the over-population issue was underway in the country.

Responding to him, the CJP said: “You do not have a definite plan. We are here to highlight the responsibilities of the government.”

The chief justice recalled that a symposium was also held on the issue and the government accepted proposals floated during the seminar [in Islamabad].

Hearing of the case was adjourned till January 14.