KARACHI: Chairman, District Municipal Corporation (DMC-Central), Rehan Hashmi today urged the authorities to help retrieval of Rs.118,866,312/- from Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) spent by him to replace thousands of feet of sewerage, sweet water supply, and wastewater disposal pipelines and drains in different parts of the district.
Addressing a press conference he said since amendments in the province’s local government laws above-mentioned job undertaken by DMC-Central were to be realized by KWSB through public money transferred to the body under the provincial budget.
Central district government of Karachi had been repeatedly reminding the KWSB officials to replace the network of rusty pipelines and choked as well as cracked drains causing serious inconvenience to the people.
“These pleas were unfortunately found to be falling on the deaf ears,” he said mentioning that without any exaggeration more than 100,000-gallon sweet water was allowed to flow on roads and not in the taps of citizens due to absolute indifference of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB).
The public representative said DMC-Central in its efforts to reduce the intensity of the situation made optimum utilization of the resources available with it.