- Briefing on mega schemes and issues regarding water supply to the city
- Crackdown against water thieves ordered
KARACHI (June 8. 2021): Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has ordered uninterrupted supply of water from all pumping stations in Karachi.
He was presiding over a high level meeting of Local Government department here on Tuesday.
Secretary Local Government Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah briefed the minister on mega schemes and important issues regarding water supply to the city.
The meeting was attended by Administrator Karachi, MD Water Board, Secretary Planning, Vice Chancellor NED University, Project Director KWSSIP and other officials.
Secretary Local Government Syed Najam Ahmad Shah in his briefing told the meeting that in view of the water needs of the city and the growing population, a mechanism is being formulated on scientific basis through which permanent supply of water in all industrial and residential areas and sewage drainage can be arranged and coordination is underway with all international donor agencies, including the World Bank, to achieve this goal.
Addressing the meeting participants, Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that the solution of drinking water supply and sewerage problems in the city of Karachi is among the top priorities of the Sindh government and for the people of the city of Karachi every facility will be provided.
Nasir Shah said that the provision of facilities for common man is the manifesto of the Pakistan People’s Party.
Instructing the MD Water Board to intensify the crackdown against water thieves, the Sindh Local Government Minister said that the first right to Karachi’s water belongs to the residents of the city. Theft of supplied water will not be allowed in any case.
Nasir Hussain Shah, while ordering uninterrupted supply of water from all the pumping stations, said that urgent steps should be taken to bring the supply back to normal in all the areas from which complaints of water shortage are being received.
Secretary Local Government Syed Najam Ahmad Shah apprised the Sindh Local Government Minister about the pace and performance of the ongoing projects in collaboration with the World Bank and said that all the projects funded by international organisations are progressing successfully and foreign experts and professional consultants are onboard with the department.
Appreciating the overall performance, Nasir Hussain Shah emphasized on the process of institutional liaison and consultation and vowed to further and intensify the tireless efforts for the people of Karachi and Sindh.