KWSB hails SHC order for halting loadshedding at pumping stations

Karachi: Chairman Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) Mohammad Sajid Jokhio has welcomed a decision by Sindh High Court (SHC), ordering Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) to immediately halt load shedding at KSWB pumping stations in the city.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Sajid Jokhio said that people were facing a shortage of water in the city due to laod shedding by KESC at pumping stations. “We filed a petition 1263/2011 in Sindh High Court, where the court has ordered KESC to immediately halt load-shedding.”

The chairman KSWB said that hopefully KESC would now implement the court orders as water is the primary need of citizens.

“We provide 650 million gallons of water on daily basis to the city and we would not allow anyone to damage the system of the water board. Technical faults occur in the water board systems due to frequent load-shedding but our staff was trying all its best to provide water to the city,” the chairman said.

He said that defaulters had to pay more than Rs 32 billion to the KWSB and they would ensure recovery of money through workable and suitable plan. Jokhio also directed revenue officers to ensure early recovery of money.

Meanwhile, in the light of directions from Sajid Jokhio, Managing Director KWSB has formed a task force which would submit its report on daily basis to MD Secretariat.

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