RAWALPINDI: Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) conducted a “grand operation” against defaulters and recovered Rs20 million in 12 days from them.
Action was taken against government institutions, banks, petrol pumps, service stations amongst others. Moreover, final notices were served to 16,000 defaulters including Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA), under Land Revenue Act. Failure to act within the prescribed time would lead to auctioning of their assets, which have already been frozen by the agency. Every single customer will be checked,” said Deputy Director (Revenues) Wasa, Chaudhry Safdar. After dividing the city into two zones, 120 inspectors have been assigned the target of 100 per cent recovery. He said that a record recovery of Rs0.36 million was made in a single day while a total of Rs20 million were recovered in 12 days. To achieve the target of Rs45 million up to June 15, four special teams have also been deputed for recovery from 350 small defaulters. “Wasa recovered Rs.31.30 million in Oct-Nov and Rs.3180 million in Nov-Dec last year,” he told.
Published in the Express Tribune, May 29th, 2010.