KARACHI: Activists of Pakistan Peoples Party - Shaheed Bhutto (PPP-SB) staged protests at Karachi Press Club and in Larkana on Sunday against the stoppage of water supply to Clifton 70, the residence of Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) founder, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
The activists in Karachi shouted slogans against PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro. PPP-SB’s central leader, Khawaja Hussain, said that it is the house of Bhutto alone that has been deprived of water supply. “Only the water supply of Clifton 70 and 71 has been stopped while all the other houses in the area, including Bilawal House, are getting water,” he said, adding that Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) did not respond to their repeated complaints.
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Earlier, he said, the residents of Neelum Colony also used to get water from the house. If their water supply is not resumed, we would arrange a sit-in at KWSB’s office and Shoro’s residence, he warned, adding that the protest could be spread across the province.
He also pointed out that water supply to other areas of the city, such as New Karachi, Malir, Golimar and Nazimabad among others, has been deliberately stopped. Those who sought votes from the public in the name of Bhutto have deprived them of electricity, water and gas, he said.
Meanwhile, KWSB Managing Director Hashim Raza Zaidi was not available for comments.
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