Chohar Colony residents protest against water scarcity

Say facing acute water shortage since start of Ramzan

Our Correspondent April 20, 2022
Officials struggle to grapple with water shortage in the area. PHOTO: FILE


Residents of Chohar Colony protested against the acute water shortage on Tuesday.

The residents said that they are facing acute water scarcity since the start of the holy month of Ramazan.

They accused the Public Health Department Haripur sub-division Tehsil Ghazi officers, saying they were deprived of this basic need just because of their negligence and laziness. They added that the officials were negligent towards long-standing complaints about the tubewell operator and valve men.

Protests have erupted all over the area demanding the Haripur deputy commissioner, Health Department officials should hire new officials for the water supply scheme for their colony.

A resident named Sanaulalh who lives near Masjid Allaho-Akbar complained about the severe shortage of water in Ramazan. “The tube well operators and valve men are very careless and deliberately cause water crisis in their area. The Public Health Department officials have deliberately given a free hand to these negligent officials,” he said.

A few months ago, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub Khan inaugurated a state-of-the-art water filtration plant in Tareen Abad, located in District Haripur.

The minister hailed the establishment of the plant in the area, acknowledging that the technology being used in filtration will go a long way in eliminating water-borne diseases like typhoid, tapeworm, diarrhoea and gastroenteritis, and will improve the overall health of the inhabitants.

Ayub assured those present at the ceremony that welfare projects like these will always have his support.


Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2022.


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