Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has released Rs120 million to revamp five major pumping stations of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to ensure uninterrupted operations.
He made the announcement while presiding over a meeting of the water board at CM House on Saturday. “Water is life and I am committed to making it easier for the people of Karachi, which is why I had released Rs180 million to provide free-of-cost tankers to the water-starved areas of the city.”
KWSB managing director Hashim Raza Zaidi said that the funds were being utilised sagaciously. “You [CM] have released funds for 1,000 tankers daily but there is demand for only 700 tankers a day as water supply system has improved considerably.”
Meanwhile, scores of protesters staged a sit-in at Malir Khokrapar, Ansoo Goth and Saudabad where they shouted slogans against the K-Electric and the KWSB.
In Orangi Town No. 10, Mominabad, North Karachi and Gulistan-e-Jauhar, enraged citizens blocked the main roads.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2015.
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