Sindh Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah has announced the rehabilitation of Dumluti wells located in Malir to increase water supply to Karachi.
The local government minister made this announcement on Wednesday during his visit of Dumluti.
MPA SajidJokhio, Secretary Local Government Syed Najam Shah, MD Water Board Assadullah Khan, Khalid Sheikh Director Public Private Partnership and others accompanied the minister.
During Inspection of wells, the minister directed MD water to prepare of rehabilitation of Dumluti.
Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that the Dumluti wells built to supply water to Karachi during the British rule were the best natural source of water.
He said that the wells of Dimluti should be restored. Syed Nasir Hussain ShahHe said that till 1983, water was supplied to the city from them.
But later due to low ground water level, Karachi’s natural source of water t became dormant, he said, adding that rehabilitation of wells would add 20 MGD of water to City.
He added that Dumluti is the best source of water supply to Malir and nearby areas. He directed the MD Water Board that a survey should be carried out and a scheme for rehabilitation of wells should be prepared.
Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has given special instructions to solve the water problem of Karachi.
The minister said that steps are being taken to meet the water needs of Karachi city and grand operation has been launched against water theft and illegal connections, which has improved the city’s water situation.