Misbahuddin Farid says Karachi Water Sewerage Board must be run with better management and good governance

Karachi, June 24, 2013 (PPI-OT): Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid has stated that KW and SB must be run with better management and good governance. Officers and staff of KW and SB must own KW and SB to improve the quality of services and stabilization of the institution in order to improve the public perception.

KW and SB staff would be provided with better living opportunities. He expressed this during a meeting with DMD Technical Services, DMD Finance, DMD HRDA, Resident Engineers and Executive Engineers regarding, improvement of infrastructure in KW and SB colonies, action against illegal construction, electricity use and renting out of KW and SB residential units.

During the meeting he stated that staff colony must be provided with basic necessities and realistic yet affordable procedure must be adopted for renovation of KW and SB residential units in order to ensure more facilities within the limited resources available. He said that it is KW and SB officers’ responsibility to safe guard concerned KW and SB properties, residential units and lands. They should ensure that lands are recovered with the coordination with Zonal Deputy Commissioner.

M.D KW and SB expressed his distress over renting out of KW and SB residential units to external entities and illegal construction within residential units to accommodate illegal tenants. He also emphasized that due to the use of air conditioners in these units KW and SB is paying huge sums in Electricity bills.

He said that reports have been received that several air conditioning units are installed in single residential unit which is quite disturbing. He directed that a list of all such personnel must be formulated and strict action must be taken. Air conditioning units must be confiscated and electricity connections must be disconnected. However, officers and staff members who want to use air conditioning units may use with payment of appropriate electricity bills themselves.

He said that vacant land lots must be used for the betterment of KW and SB societies by constructing BOT Schools and Hospitals where KW and SB staff would get health and education facilities. Moreover, KW and SB is constructing a hospital with state of the art technology and a new Head Office.

M.D KW and SB directed that feasibility must be formulated for the repair or vehicles used for transportation of KW and SB staff in order to commence the repair work to facilitate KW and SB officers and staff. He said that all officers must fulfil their duties with honesty. They must fulfil directions and orders issued in the routine and report back. He said that negligent officers would face strict action and salaries would not be issued.

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