Karachi, December 18, 2012 (PPI-OT): Joint Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Team of Revenue and Engineering Departments has disconnected water connection to 10 Major Defaulters in Landhi and Korangi. 45 Industrial Defaulters of these areas owe KW and SB more than 470 million rupees.
On the directives of M.D KW and SB Misbahuddin Farid Karachi Water and Sewerage Board has commenced the drive to disconnect water connections of the defaulters as a last resort.
Water connection to Rasheed Iron Korangi, M. Usman National Korangi, Farooq Oil Korangi, Paramount Oil Korangi, Metropoliton Steel Korangi, Trust Sirmix Landhi, Khuawaja Autos Landhi, Premier Extralesion Landhi, Bukhara Palace Landhi and Orient Carpet Landhi were disconnected by Director Revenue Industrial II (Landhi- Korangi) Zulfiqar Ali Brohi and his team.
KW and SB had informed industrial association KATI and LATI about their decision issuing final notices to all the defaulters. Revenue department in a letter to KATI and LATI officials said that 45 Industrial consumers of Landhi zone are not paying their outstanding dues however; KW and SB is ensuring water supply and sewerage disposal facilities in these industrial zones.
Furthermore, due to the lack of cooperation from the defaulters the institution is suffering economically and has appealed to the consumers several times to pay their outstanding dues so that we ensure the public service. However, upon repeated appeals and no response from certain defaulters KW and SB has decided to take extreme measures.
In the letter, industrial associations were asked to cooperate with KW and SB and ask their defaulting members to clear the outstanding dues or else KW and SB would be forced to disconnect their connections.
M.D KW and SB stated that Landhi and Korangi Zone plays a vital role in the economic growth of the country. However, we believe that KW and SB is working for the betterment of the economic condition but we are forced to improve out revenue condition since we cannot continue this public service without paying our dues. We require cooperation from Industrialist in this regard, and if the taxes are paid to KW and SB on time, the institution would be able to serve the city better.
For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office