Naya Pakistan? Khanpur residents face water shortage

Residents say they are facing paucity of potable water due to poor management and ineffective water supply system


Asim Mir June 26, 2016
Residents say they are facing paucity of potable water due to poor management and ineffective water supply system. PHOTO: ONLINE

KHANPUR: Slogans such as “Naya Pakistan” and “tabdeeli” no matter how sweet they may sound to the ears, they fail to entice the beholder’s eyes owing to the poor state-of-affairs that prevails on ground at Khanpur town of K-P Haripur District.

The prolong paucity of potable water in Khanpur town of K-P from last many weeks especially during the month of Ramzan is causing immense hardship for the residents of the area, especially those fasting who have to run from pillar to post in search of water.

The situation belies the tall claims of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leadership of forming of “ Naya Pakistan”.

A large number of residents told this scribe that from very first day of Ramazan, they are facing paucity of potable water due to poor management and ineffective water supply system.

They said that despite located on the bank of famous Khanpur dam, which supply water to millions in Taxila, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the people who have scarified their native lands and houses are deprived of water facility from this water source.

A resident of Mohallah Zargaran, Qazi said that the thousands from dawn to dusk run from pillar to post in search of potable water in harsh weather of June.

Another local, Raja Sufiyan said that their complaints for improving the water supply system in the area fell on deaf ears.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2016.

 

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