KWSBKarachi Water & Sewerage Board
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KESC said KWSB owed Rs17 billion in arrears and the Sindh High Court last month ordered the KWSB to deposit about five billion rupees with court as guarantee money.
Durrani said that although he was not the chairman of the KWSB presently, but being the local government minister he would visit the city areas to observe the situation.
East Anti-Corruption Assistant Director Naveed Sikandar Junejo in his report said, 'Prima facie case of illegal selling of government water in connivance with officials of KWSB is made out.
The MD KWSB Misbah Farid said water tankers supply will continue where ever it was found water shortage in areas majhalis and processions were held.
He also complained about the water theft from the KWSB supply lines in the surrounding areas of his constituency.
Moreover, illicit hydrants have also disrupted the system of KWSB.
The MD of KWSB has further said that the project will have an imperative role in developing Pakistan, including Karachi.
KWSB initiative, if largely implemented, will generate a big sum for the board, which cannot at present meet even daily expenses and clear over Rs 17 billion it owes to Karachi Electric Supply Company.
When the KWSB chief told the court that regular checks were carried out to curb water theft, the CJ observed: 'You can even find some philanthropists to help you if you are really willing to do the work.
The Managing Director of the KWSB, Misbahuddin Farid, also chaired a meeting to review the arrangements in this regard.
Minister while taking notice of the breakdown of electricity at the pumping stations of KWSB urged the K-Electric authorities to exempt the pumping stations from power cuts.
Debts owed by KWSB should be paid directly to the SSGC, added an official of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC).