Residents of Rawalpindi Cantonment and adjoining areas have been in the grip of water shortages.
Various localities managed by the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board, including Peoples’ Colony, Dhoke Syedian, Afshan Colony, Dhoke Juma, Dhoke Kalore, Mubarik Lane and Adiala Road and other areas have been facing water scarcity.
Local residents said the authorities take little interest in resolving the issue despite it being brought to their notice several times. The residents said that the water shortage has compelled them to look to the ‘tanker mafia’, who, according to them, sell the commodity at an exorbitant price.
On the other hand, RCB officials claimed that water shortages have become acute in some areas due to frequent power outages, as motors at the supply chains were not functioning for long enough to meet water needs.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2013.
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