PESHAWAR: The Water and Sanitation Services of Peshawar (WSSP) have fined 404 people for littering on the roads, improperly dumping waste, illegal connections and damaging water supply lines.
They also imposed heavy fines ranging from Rs500 to Rs50,000 for a total of Rs2.2 million. The fines were imposed on the directives of WSSP chief executive officer who directed all zonal managers to ensure collection of fines. In this regard, each zone has constituted a revenue squad. The squad — comprising water supply staff, sanitation and drainage staff — have started visiting localities throughout Peshawar to register and check illegal connections, waste disposal and littering.
They impose fines under the Local Government Act for dumping waste on the roads and streets and using water from an illegal water supply line that also for causing damage to the line.
The squads visited Ashrafia Colony, Hashtnagri, Sikandarpura, Dilzak Road, Sikandarpura, Kabari Bazar, Budhni, University Road, Board Bazar, Nasir Bagh, Ring Road, Faqirabad, Gul Bahar, Sarki, Rasheedabad and Gurr Mandi localities. Published in The Express Tribune, May 20th, 2019.