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9 judgments found.


Syed Mansoor Ali Shah v. Government of Punjab

Country: Pakistan
Year: 2007
Court: High Court
Citation: CLD 533
Health Topics: Environmental health
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life
Facts:

Mr. Syed Mansoor Ali Shah petitioned the High Court at Lahore, asserting that air pollution from vehicular emissions had severely affected human life by causing citizens to suffer diseases. Under Rule 163 of the Provincial Motor Vehicles Rules 1969, the owner of a vehicle was required by law to properly maintain the vehicle so that it did not cause damage or annoyance to …Read more

Tags: Pollution
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Navid Hussain v. City District Government of Karachi

Country: Pakistan
Year: 2005
Court: High Court of Karachi
Citation: NLC 912
Health Topics: Environmental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The Plaintiffs were lessees of Plot No.151-A, Block-II, PECHS Karachi (the plot), a residential complex. The lessor was the Ministry of Housing and Works, who was impleaded as Defendant No. 4 in the suit. The lease deed had a restrictive covenant which prevented the land from being converted from residential to commercial uses even after …Read more

Tags: Pollution
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Asif Ali Zardari v. Pakistan

Country: Pakistan
Year: 2004
Court: High Court
Citation: 2005 M L D 314
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The applicant was being held in jail (and had been in jail for a 7 years and 10 months), pending murder cases against him.  On the basis of a medical report from the Medical Board, the applicant requested an immediate admission and move to Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi for treatment and bed rest and to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail
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Liaquat and another v. Pakistan

Country: Pakistan
Year: 1998
Court: Federal Shariat Court
Citation: 1999 P Cr. L J 1004
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The appellant was an incarcerated woman who was pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl while in jail. She had earlier appealed her incarceration, but the appeal was dismissed with a provision to bring the application before the court again if there were any new developments regarding the viability of the foetus. The appellant …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Infant health, Minor, Pediatric health, Prison conditions
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Dr. Amanullah Khan v. Chairman, Medical Services

Country: Pakistan
Year: 1996
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: SCMR 1211
Health Topics: Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner was a public spirited individual who sought to ban tobacco advertising on television by bringing a public interest petition under article 184(3) of the Constitution of Pakistan. He contended that cigarette companies’ advertisements were being broadcast on television. He also argued that smoking was an unhealthy habit which was steadily increasing in Pakistan, …Read more

Tags: Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Ameer Bano v. S. E. Highways

Country: Pakistan
Year: 1996
Court: High Court of Lahore
Citation: PLD 1996 Lahore 592
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, Ameer Bano, owned a house at Multan Road, Bahawalpur. She brought a claim before High Court of Lahore alleging that her right to life and freedom from disease under article 9 of the Constitution of Pakistan was violated by the breakdown of the sewerage system. The breakdown had caused dirty water to enter …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Pollution, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution, Water-borne disease
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In re: Human Rights Case (Environmental Pollution in Balochistan)

Country: Pakistan
Year: 1994
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: PLD 1994 SC 102
Health Topics: Environmental health
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Supreme Court of Pakistan took suo moto cognizance of a news report in the English daily “Dawn” titled “N-Waste to be dumped in Balochistan?” The article stated that coastal areas in the Balochistan region were being acquired for the purposes of dumping nuclear and industrial waste. The Court had earlier directed the Chief Secretary …Read more

Tags: Biohazard, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Industrial waste, Nuclear radiation, Pollution, Toxic waste
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Salt Miners v. Director, Industries and Mineral Development

Country: Pakistan
Year: 1994
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 1994 SCMR 2061
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Residents and mineworkers of Khewra filed a petition under Article 184(3) of the Pakistani Constitution alleging that a lease had been improperly granted to a mining company within a reserved water catchment area, thus endangering the potability of the resident’s water supply which could be contaminated by poisonous water seeping from the mine. A government-constituted …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Contamination, Drinking water, Industrial waste, Pollution, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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Shehla Zia and Ors v. WAPDA

Country: Pakistan
Year: 1994
Court: High Court
Citation: PLD 1994 SC 693
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners were residents in a locality in Islamabad. The Water Resources and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) was to construct an electrical grid station in that area. The Petitioners protested on the ground that the electromagnetic field created by the high voltage transmission lines would be hazardous to their health. Moreover, the designated green belt …Read more

Tags: Biohazard, Cancer, Pollution, Safety regulation
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