Karachi, November 28, 2012 (PPI-OT): Initiating the drive against defaulter government institutions Karachi Water and Sewerage Board has disconnected the water supply to Cantonment Board Faisal. Whereas, notices have been issued to Railway, Education Department, PWD, PTCL and other government institutions to clear the dues immediately or else KW and SB would not be able to provide them with Water and Sewerage facilities.
These steps are taken as per M.D KW and SB Misbahuddin Farid’s directives, issued to bring the institution out of financial crisis and improve the revenue situation. Joint teams of Revenue and Engineering departments are taking action against defaulters in different areas.
Faisal Board Cantonment is a bulk consumer of Karachi Water and Sewerage board, however despite several written requests KW and SB has not been paid the dues neither was any hint that Faisal Board would pay the bills, which is why KW and SB has disconnected the water supply and have informed the Cantonment about this decision.
M.D KW and SB has directed the Revenue Department not to take any kind of pressure while working against the defaulters. He said that KW and SB is a public service institution that provides the citizens their basic commodities against minimal tax received as service charges.
The fact that most of the government institutions and citizens do not take any interest in paying their bills or cooperating with KW and SB is very disappointing, he said. KW and SB is facing severe financial crises and in order to continue the provision of facilities to the citizens it is necessary to take strict actions. He said that KW and SB brings the water to the city from reservoir situated 200 KM away through 3 pumping stages and without receiving the tax it is not possible to continue the services.
He appealed all the defaulters to cooperate with KW and SB by paying their bills immediately and enabling KW and SB to keep serving the city.
For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office