No immediate solution to water crisis: commissioner


KARACHI: Under the scorching sun, amid the scarcity of water, residents of the city are propelled to carry out enraged peaceful protests across the city to express their anger and helplessness as the government has failed to provide an immediate solution for water crisis to the city which generates over 60 percent revenue of the country.

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Monday said efforts were being made to soothe the citizens as much as could be possible, however gap between demand and supply of water would remain there.

He told PPI that no immediate solution was possible to meet the need of the citizens, yet city government on instructions of Sindh chief minister was doing its best to bring improvement water supply through different measures.

“Free public tanker service has been successful in the tail-end areas of the city where water supply could not be provided. People have appreciated this step of the government,” he said.

He said that K-Electric had made commitment not to carry out loadshedding on the feeders of water pumping houses. If any shutdown occurred it would be due to some technical fault and not loadshedding.

Siddiqui said improvement was going on machineries, management and rusty pipelines of Karachi Water & Sewerage Board.

“The situation has become quite better recently,” he claimed.