Karachi Water Sewerage Board team raid bogus mineral factories and disconnect 7 water connections

Karachi, July 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): During ongoing Grand Operation against Bogus Mineral Water companies initiated on the directives of Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW and SB), special team raided 7 bogus mineral factories and disconnecting 7 water connections confiscated 2 filters and 2 motors, 40 bottles, chemicals and other equipment was confiscated. F.I.R has been launched in area police station.

KW and SB special team during the operation against bogus mineral water companies raided on Grace Soft Drinks (Mirza Waheed Baig) A-119, Block 1 Shareef Abad Federal B. Area conficsating 1 motor and 10 bottles disconnecting 1 inch connection. Special team is raiding illegal factories on secret information provided by citizens.

Moreover, during the raid at Al-Habib Enterprises R-271-272 Block 1 Shareef Abad Federal B. Area, 5 bottles were confiscated and two connections were disconnected. During the raid at Ali Waqas Galaxy Enterprises F-18 Eastern Square Shareef Abad, 1 motor and five bottles were confiscated whereas a connection was disconnected. During the raid at A-163 Block 1 Shareef Abad 6 bottles were confiscated and connection was disconnected.

During the raid on Azfar Imam at B-440 Block 13 Federal B. Area 4 bottles were confiscated and connection was disconnected. During the raid at Snow Drops (Ashar Ali Qadri) B-63 Block 17 F.B.Area and Uni Fresh C-11 Eastern Square Shareef Abad 5 – 5 bottles were confiscated from both factories and connections were disconnected.

KW and SB team is raiding these illegal bogus mineral water factories that fill bottles of famous brands with tap and boring water. During the raids KW and SB team confiscated 2 motors and 40 bottles.

Hundreds of bogus mineral water companies are selling tap water and boring water which is below health standards. These factories do not abide by the health department rules neither do they pay KW and SB bills. Such factories have acquired illegal connections from KW and SB water lines also creating shortfall in the surrounding areas.

M.D KW and SB has stated that legal action would be taken against those involved in this illegal business and Grand Operation would continue until all factories are brought down. He hoped that all Government and Social circles as well as citizens would help KW and SB ensure public safety.

For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office
Tel: 99240819
Fax-99245136

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