KARACHI: The industries are facing devastating effects of water shortages in Karachi, said Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) President Zahid Saeed. Water scarcity in one of the most industrialised cities in the country, has cast a negative impact on industrial production, according to a press release. Saeed said, “Industrialists and residents of Karachi are being held hostage by “tanker mafia” and the water board officials and government are not responding to our complaints and problems.” He said that the water board has failed to provide water in industrial areas, despite it being available through tankers on high prices. “Industries in Pakistan are already facing high costs of doing business, and the failure of civic administration to provide facilities like water is adding to the burden.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2016.
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