SHC directs KWSB to restore NSK’s connection

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) to restore the connection of National Stadium, Karachi (NSK) .

SHC bench was hearing the petition filed by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) which took KWSB to the court for disconnecting the water connection of the stadium.

The court directed KWSB restore the NSK’s water connection immediately. The KWSB had disconnected NSK’s water connection claiming stadium’s management has not paid the bill. However PCB rejected its claim and stated that the board owes nothing to the utility.

The PCB’s counsel, Barrister Shah stated that national stadium’s management pays water bills on regular basis but still the KWSB has disconnected its connection. He submitted that one water connection of the stadium was bunged in 2006 due to flyover’s construction near the stadium. However, in 2007, the national stadium’s management took new connection and though there are no dues but still the KWSB severed the connection which causing hurdles.

The petitioner stated that this shortage of water is creating difficulties as the matches of Pakistan’s most premium cricket tournament, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy were being played on the same stadium. “Quaid-e-Azam Trophy can be affected due to the illegal act of KWSB”, the petitioner submitted.