ISLAMABAD: It is not just Rawalpindi that has been facing water shortages. People in Islamabad, too, have been feeling the thirst.
The Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA) flats in G-11/4 are being provided water by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) once a week since the beginning of June, according to the residents.
Mehmood Ahmed Farooqi, a resident, said they get water once a week for two hours, which they cannot store because the government flats do not have any facility to store water. For the same reason, they have no facility to call in water tankers when the CDA fails to supply water.
“We had not received even a single drop of water for the last one week,” Farooqi said.
Another resident, Rasool Khan, said it is just the PHA flats that are being “targeted”. Neighbouring flats, belonging to another organisation, he said, are getting water regularly. “We know that water is being supplied on every alternate day to those flats and on daily to posh areas, but the PHA flats gets water once in a week,” Khan added.
Sadiq Khan, the water supervisor in the area, denied that they was any prolonged water shortage in the flats.
“The water issue to the flats persisted only four days due to shortage of water in Khanpur dam, which was overcome. The flats will not face any water issues in future,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 9th, 2012.