Karachi does not have water crisis: Scholar

Karachi—A scholar associated with the NED University of Engineering and Technology believes that Karachi does not have any water crisis.
‘In fact the water is inappropriately managed, distributed and produced’, says Prof. Dr. Noman Ahmed, Chairman of the Department of Architecture and Planning at the NED University.
An official of the University of karachi said on Sunday that he was delivering a lecture at the Campus. Dr. Noman was of the view that Karachi is a young city and has short pre-British history between 1729-1839 followed by a century of British rule.
It possessed population of 435,000 just before the partition which multiplied and reached 1,050,000 in 1951 and currently 20 million. It provides 15% of GDP and 25% of federal revenue.
Dr. Noman claimed that Karachi does not have water crisis. In fact, the water is inappropriately managed, distributed and produced.
He highlighted that KWSB should become producer of water. Distribution should be unbundled and passed on to town. Moreover, KMC should develop, maintain and upgrade existing drains/nullahs.
Dr. Noman criticized the municipality for losing their management strength and added that six master plans prepared for the city ever since birth. Most of the plans prepared during the post independence period contained useful proposals but they were never notified.—APP

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