SC Orders Forensic Audit Of Nestle Mineral Water
The bench appointed Kokab Jamal as the forensic auditor and sought a report within 15 days regarding cost, rates and others.
The bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, passed the orders while hearing a suo motu notice regarding alleged exploitation of groundwater resources without any charges and its fitness for human consumption.
At the outset of proceedings, the chief executive officers/ representatives of major mineral water companies appeared before the bench on being summoned.
He asked that the companies should sit with the government and decide an appropriate rate, adding that the WASA board had already suggested an increase in the tariff.
He said that Nestle earned six billion rupees in profit last year.
Aitzaz Ahsan, on behalf of Nestle, requested for one-month time for submitting proposals on the matter.