Water shortage in city decried


KARACHI: Managing Director of Karachi Water Board Misbah-ud-Din Fareed said that many employees of KWSB do not perform their duties. He said that only 0.3million consumers pay their bill water in Karachi, a city of more than 20million people. He predicted that the metropolitan can face a mega water crisis after three years if water supply conditions not improved.

He expressed these views in a seminar organized by Human Rights Network (HRN) on Saturday at Faran Club. During the seminar, the Karachi Water Board’s managing director explained the main factors which are involved in water shortage in Karachi.

Fareed said that outages of K-Electric are responsible for low water supply to the city. He said government has to further reduce the number of hydrants. He added that if government seriously take action against half a dozen illegal runners of hydrants, there are possibilities that water stealing can be stopped to a large extent.

At seminar, president HRN Intikhab Aalam Soori, general secretary HRN Shehzad Mazhar, general secretary of workers union of KWSB Mohsan Raza, retired engineer Javed Shahmim, industrialist Zahid Saeed, information secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi chapter Zahid Askari and Abdul Hafeez Advocate were present.