Chief Secretary reviews measures adopted to ensure quality water supply to citizens

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In compliance to the directives of Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, the provincial chief secretary here on Monday chaired a meeting to review measures adopted for provision of potable water to the citizens in Karachi and Hyderabad.
Sindh Chief Secretary, Rizwan urged the secretaries and relevant officials of concerned departments, including Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, to also focus on uninterrupted supply of safe drinking water to all health care and educational institutions.
With specific reference to Sindh Water Commission’s report submitted to the SHC, he said a comprehensive response with regard to steps taken by the provincial government must be finalized by October 19 and duly vetted by the legal departm-
ent.
Sindh Chief Secretary on the occasion also emphasized that all envisaged schemes and interventions must be materialized through an efficient service delivery system.
Secretary for Schools, Iqbal Durrani informed the meeting that safe drinking water supply to different government owned schools is being expedited, Secretary for Colleges, Pervez Mehar also shared details of steps adopted to ensure provision for essential facility.
Secretary for Health Department, Fazlullah Pechuho mentioned services as well as related material available at government hospitals across the province.
Secretary for Industries, Rahim Buksh Soomro presented a report about performance of combined effluent treatment plant.
Provincial Secretary for environment, Baqa ullah Unnar said Environmental Protection Agency’s laboratories were fully functional in Karachi and Hyderabad while department’s monitoring system was also being reactivated. Sindh Secretary for Public Health and Engineering, Tamizuddin alongwith Managing Director of Sindh Solid Waste Management Board and Chief Engineer, KW&SB presented reports about their respective agencies.—APP

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