37 filtration plants installed in Islamabad: Senate told

State Minister for Interior Muhammad Talal Chaudhary on Tuesday informed the Senate that Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI) has installed 37 water filtration plants in all Sectors at various locations for which a sum of Rs 20.830 million was allocated for the operation and maintenance during fiscal year 2016-17.
Responding to various questions during Question Hour, the minister said the operation and maintenance of these plants was being carried out through a rate running contract on annual basis. Carbon, sand, cartridge filters ultra violet lamps, water taps etc were replaced when required, he added. He said water of each plant was got tested regularly to ensure quality.
He said the portable water was also available in all parks except small parks. However, he said no water connection was available at bus stops in Islamabad.
To a question, he said at present four shrines including Darbar Hazrat Barri Imam (RA), Badshah, Darbar Hazrat Sakhi Mehmood Badshah (RA), Darbar Hazrat Sakhi Darvesh Badshah, Miani Thub, and Chillah Gah Hazrat Barri Imam (RA) were under the administrative control of the Auqaf Directorate, ICT administration.
An amount of Rs 92,184,745 “nazrana” was collected from these shrines during the last three years, he added.—APP

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