Lawmakers stress upon Managing Director Karachi Water Sewerage Board to resolve water shortage in North Nazimabad, Nazimabad, North Karachi and adjoining areas

Karachi, July 22 2013 (PPI-OT): During a meeting with Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid, Member of National Assembly Khuwaja Suhail Mansoor and Members of Provincial Assembly Abdul Haseeb Khan, Khuwaja Izhar-ul-Hassan and Waseem Qureshi said that water shortage in North Nazimabad, Nazimabad, North Karachi and adjoining areas must be resolved.

Elected Representatives insisted that swift supply during summers must be ensured, especially during Ramadan. They also asked to repair all leakages causing sewerage and water overflow on the roads. Deputy Managing Director KW and SB, Chief Engineer Central, Chief Engineer Electrical and Mechanical, Executive Engineers and other concerned officers were also present on this occasion.

During the meeting elected representatives stressed that KW and SB officers and staff must ensure that they fulfil their religious, moral and professional duties with honesty. They said that some KW and SB officers are neglecting their duties and have not been acting on the directives issued during meetings or M.D KW and SB’s visits to the area. They said that it is vital that the residents of these areas receive fair supply and problems in this regard are resolved.

M.D KW and SB Misbahuddin Farid directed DMD TS to ensure that problems pointed out by Elected Representatives are resolved in a swift manner and all technical issues must be solved. Bulk Water Supply must be rescheduled and see to it that all areas get fair supply through Bulk system to ensure fair supply to all areas during Ramadan.

Misbah Farid briefed elected representatives that Karachi is currently facing a shortage of 400 million gallons daily, and the water resources available are not enough for parallel supply to all areas. He said that we are ensuring fair provision of supply and with the start of Second Ramdan Ashra preparations for Third Ashra must be completed. Taking notice of negligence by KW and SB officers M.D KW and SB warned Chief Engineer Central that if he fails to improve performance he would be facing a transfer.

Speaking to DMD TS and Chief Engineers he said that directives have already been issued that all engineers and officers must include field visits in their daily routine. Coordinating with Elected Representatives and area residents they must ensure that all public complaints are resolved.

He directed them to inform elected representative of the area about their visits and all problems must be discussed with DMD TS or M.D KW and SB if needed, in order to ensure that complaint are resolved in a timely manner. He also directed D.M.D T and S to visit these areas personally and monitor the measures taken on daily basis to ensure that the situation has improved.

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

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