Karachi, January 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid has requested Home Department once again through a letter to take necessary measure against the mafia working around the water supply installation in Malir. The lines bring water to the city from River Indus.
He said that Bulk Water Supply lines passing through Malir area in Gaddap Town must be protected immediately since due to sand and gravel excavation the line supposed to be underground as per engineering rules have now emerged above the ground and due to the heavy flow of rain water in the Malir River these lines could be damaged. He also feared that due to blasting currently under progress in the same area these lines would suffer severely.
He said that in a meeting at Governor House, Governor of Sindh had ordered to impose section 144 in a 4-5 mile radius around water board installation. Excavation of sand, blasting and cutting of rocks was banned under this section, around all water board installations; however it has not been implemented on. Furthermore, lines coming to Karachi from Dumlottee near Mohammad Goth Malir River, Sukhan, Thaddu and Bazar Nala could also be damaged due to excavation.
He said that, section 144 must be implemented in a 4-5 mile radius around water board installations in Karachi and Thatta. The excavation and blasting must be stopped immediately to secure the water supply system of the city. He also requested the Home Department to direct Zonal Commissioners and Police Officers to ensure the implementation on section 144 around water board installations.
For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office