Karachi: Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) on Friday foiled a bid to take illegal water connection from a KWSB pipeline at Hub River Road, Northern Bypass.
KWSB Spokesman Nazir Ahmed said that on a tip-off that some elements were trying to steal water from the mainline of KWSB at Hub River Road, a KWSB team headed by Superintendent Engineer, Asif Qadri, raided the site.
“The elements involved in the act managed to escape from the scene, however, the officials confiscated material used for stealing water,” he said.
He said that the water board was committed to ensure closure of illegal hydrants.
He said that Local Government Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon had directed KWSB officials to keep a strict eye on water stealing elements so that Karachiites could get full water share.