The Judicial Commission formed by the Supreme Court to inspect the state of civic infrastructure, sanitation and water supply in Sindh, visited offices of the North Sindh Urban Services Corporation (NSUSC), several canals, pumping stations and sewerage drains in Sukkur and Jacobabad on Wednesday.
The Commission had already visited Larkana and Shikarpur on Wednesday evening. Following complaints of supplying contaminated water to the citizens of upper Sindh, the apex court had formed a high-level judicial commission headed by a Justice Iqbal Ahmed Kalhoro.
The Commission members, accompanied by the Managing Director of the NSUSC, Syed Mehmood Abbas Shah, visited different reservoirs of water supply and drainage disposal stations in Sukkur where MD NSUSC and general manager NSUSC Mutahir Dayo informed him that out of the 29 water treatment plants installed in the city to supply safe drinking water to citizens, 26 were lying out of order. Due to this, most people were not getting safe drinking water, they said.
On this occasion, the trade bodies and citizen organisation office bearers said that the citizens were being supplied with contaminated water. They claimed that the water supply lines have worn out and mixed with the drainage lines, due to which citizens were forced to consume contaminated water.—APP