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Governor directs KW and SB to ensure proper supply of water to Karachiites.

KARACHI -- Governor Sindh Dr. Ishral ul Ebad Khan has directed Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW and SB) to ensure proper supply of drinking water to Karachiites during summer and take action against theft of water from KW and SB lines with the help of police.

This he said while addressing at a meeting regarding the matters of KW and SB at Governor House here Saturday.

The Commissioner Karachi Syed Asif Haider Shah, Managing Director KW and SB Misbah uddin Farid, Additional I.G Karachi Mushtaq Mehar and Deputy Commissioner East Asif Jan Siddiqui were also present.

Governor Sindh also directed for repair and replacement of dilapidated lines so as to control line losses and conserve precious potable water for the citizens.

The KW and SB should chalk out a viable strategy in this regard as there was a forecast of severe hot weather during summers, he added.

He also directed for judicious distribution of water to all parts and localities of Karachi as there were many complaints of non supply of water from different parts of the city.

The free water tanker service should also be made more effective so as low-income people get benefit from this service.

He also directed for regulating water tanker service and for action against water tankers providing water on excessive rates.

The contractors of hydrants should be clearly warned that if any hydrant contractor found involved in such practice stern action would be initiated against him, he added.

He said that with the completion of K-IV water projects sizeable additional water would be available for Karachi and KW and SB should plan a comprehensive strategy for the distribution of the same.

Managing Director KW and SB Mr. Misbah uddin Farid informed Governor Sindh that the Board was managing 11 hydrants in the city which were 24 during last year. KW and SB has also closed down 190 illegal hydrants that were operating in the city, he added.

Mr. Farid also informed that only 3% of total supply of water to Karachi is from water tankers.

The main users of water tankers are industries and the residents of DHA, he added.

He pointed out that KW and SB has also disconnected illegal filling points at hydrants which were not sanctioned while the working hours of hydrants have also been reduced to 12 from 24.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:May 1, 2016
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