Body formed to resolve water issuesJune 9, 2015
KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has on Wednesday taken notice of damaged pipelines, long-closure and non-availability of water in different areas of Karachi and formed a three-member committee to tackle all the issues.
He summoned an emergency meeting of all the deputy commissioners and Karachi Water & Sewerage Board’s (KWSB) officers and chief engineers at his office. Siddiqui directed all the resources should be brought into use to provide water to the citizens especially in North Karachi, Safoora Goth and Gulistan e Johar.
Commissioner Karachi also directed to repair all broken lines and remove all faults in the lines so that drinking water could be supplied to the citizens through taps.
He said government was fully alive with the water shortage in Karachi and different mega projects are being introduced and very soon this shortage of water will be controlled.
He announced that three members committee in the supervision of Deputy Managing Director KWSB Iftikhar, the other members of the committee are Zafar Palijo and Chief Hydrants Rashid Siddiqui to ensure free water tankers during Ramadan. The committee will chalk out a strategy and present before the commissioner.
The area DCs informed the commissioner that water supply in their areas was being improved and all resources were being utilized to overcome the water shortage.
Commissioner was informed that due to war-footing measures taken by KWSB situation of water supply in Gulistn-e-Juahar had improved.