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Water shortage irks Karachiites

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Citizens of Karachi were suffering heavy amount of water shortage as the tussle between Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) over non-payment of each other dues continues, causing law and order breakdown in several areas of the metropolis as well as immense agitation among others.

Several localities, including Lyari, Malir, Orangi Town, North Nazimabad, Nazimabad, Shah Faisal Colony, North Karachi, New Karachi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Korangi and several other localities of the city were facing severe water paucity in the wake of ongoing tussle between the two major public utility organisations.

“How can someone possibly survive without water with temperatures rising up to 40 centigrade? We are poor we do not have AC. We need water to cool us down but with so little of it, we hardly manage to do the basic tasks let alone the refreshment”, said Muzaffar Aziz, a citizen while talking to PPI.

Meanwhile, the agony of citizens further increase when they suffer at the hands of KESC as up to eight hours of load-shedding is being conducted on different localities of metropolis, badly affecting the routine life of Karachiites.

MD KWSB Misbahuddin Farid says that the administration of KESC should show some mercy for the people of Karachi as they have been suffering from other problems as well now this issue has increased the agitation among the masses and they have taken the law and order in their hands. He said that the continuation of load shedding from the sensitive installations of the board must be stopped at once so that the citizens could be provided uninterrupted supply of water.

He appealed to federal and provincial government to direct the KESC officials to provide uninterrupted electricity in the larger interest of the citizens so that the activities of the city could continue. ppi