City facing 700mgd watershortage, says KWSB MD

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City Reporter
The city is facing 700 MGD shortage of water and only 45 percent of required water is
available. However, after establishment of new pumping station at Dhabeji, district Thatta, 40 MGD
more water will be secured which will benefit the industry and the people in the city.This was stated by
Managing Director, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board , Asadullah Khan in a meeting with members of
Korangi Association of Trade and Industry. President KATI Sheikh Umer Rehan, Chairman KITE Zubair
Chhaya, Masood Naqi and Senior Vice President Muhammad Ikaram Rajput were present, said press
release.He said not a single water supply project was completed in last 14 years despite fast increase in
population in the city.The KWSB Managing Director acknowledged the significance of the industry and
termed it as the life line of the country. However, he said, the board was facing many problems to
address industry's concern. No unfair dues would be charged from industries.He said that a review
petition has been filled on the Supreme Court's decision regarding charges on subsoil water. Our
suggestion was 7 paisa per liter and industry was demanding 5 paisa per liter, he added.President KATI,
Sheikh Umer Rehan said that while recovery of bills from industry was hundred percent but it was
deprived of water supply.He drew attention of KWSB MD to the shattered sewerage system in Korangi
Industrial Area.