Lahore High Court puts a ban on washing cars with hosepipes in Punjab

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On Tuesday 18th December 2018, Lahore High Court (LHC) has banned washing cars with hosepipes in Punjab.

According to the details, the court in a written order has directed to wash the vehicles with water buckets rather than using a hosepipe in an aim to conserve water in the province. The order has been issued by LHC judge Justice Shahid Karim after a petition was filed in the honourable court concerning the issue.

The court has directed the Lahore Development Authority and Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) to fully impose the ban on service stations. Not only the ban has been imposed on service stations, but using hosepipes to wash vehicles in homes has also been banned.

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Measures to aware people regarding the ban should be taken immediately, asserted the court in its notification. Moreover, the Government of Punjab will ensure to fully implement the court’s order and will notify the authority regarding the progress on the order.

Earlier, On Thursday, 29th November 2018, the Lahore High Court (LHC) issued an order to suspend all the service stations that are functional without installing the proper recycle system.

Let us know what do you think about this step, in the comments below.

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  1. Is this a joke? This should mean the end of all service and detailing stations then? Should I also sell my pressure washer that I just bought since its also banned in homes. Who on earth runs these high courts.

  2. In my opinion it's an excellent step taken by government. This should have happened decades before.

    Everybody has observed plenty of water wastage at all service stations/homes.

    On one side we are struggling for survival based on water, and on other side so much wastage of water for just car wash......

    Probably, water which is being spent on one car wash may server one family for a week or more.....

    It's a big shame for all of us as in "Thar" type of areas many people/children are dying due to the shortage of water and on the other hand we are just wasting/using water for car wash..... Seem total in justice!

    As of me, I am not doing anything for them in this regard, but everyone can contribute by take these type of steps.

    Every individual's effort will make difference...

    May Allah forgive us on all our ignorant/known short comings....

    Bucket wash method, water less car wash or any other washing technique should be adopted.


  3. SAV123 says:

    Not a bad idea at all @ehalin, in fact we were using these lotas some 20-25 years ago when there were no muslim showers.

    However, this ban can be only an interim solution, the long-term solution should be to encourage (rather forcefully) the recycling of water at commercial and to some possible extend at domestic level. Fresh water should only be supplied and used for drinking (or may be bathing) purposes, rest of the activities (commercial/domestic) should be carried out with recycled water.

  4. Horrible Truth........

    An average 250 - 300 Liters drinking water is being used on one car wash whereas an average 4-5 person family consumes 70-80 liters water in a week that means around 300 Liters of water is enough to feed a family for complete month.

    I was just thinking if one service station washed 50 cars in a day that means 15000 Liters of drinking water has been wasted/consumed by this single entity.

    Just calculate how much water is being wasted by all service stations in a day and obviously we are equally participating well in this.

    May Allah forgive us and shower his blessings always. Ameen!

  5. Seems someone wants to import or already imported the huge quantity of water recycling plants in PK. And now its time to make huge money.

    A decade back when dingue fever started, thousands of blood testing machines imported. Now dingue is almost gone.

    Similarly, we had worst “Load Shedding” and w eimported millions of UPS, Batteries & Generators. I know many people got rich in this biz. But now the load shedding is over.

    Someone import millions of helmets before govt. declares that Helmets are necessary for bikers.

    Now, I don’t think we have any water crises in PK. But this is being created.

    Alhamdolillah, PK has loads of water. But high officials are stupid enough that they don’t know how to use it. Billions of Cusec (through melted ice) is just draining un-used. Whom to blame?

    We love to sit on TV talk shows and pull each other legs instead of doing something solid for future of our coming generations.

    Great nations always think and plan for coming years. And we just involve politics everywhere and our 99% projects ended up just into discussions only.

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