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Karachi water crisis going from bad to worse

KARACHI: The water supply situation in the provincial capital of Sindh is going from bad to worse with no measures being taken by the authorities to contain the problem, ARY News reported Sunday.

Sources confided to ARY News that nexus of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board and water tanker mafia has fuelled the water crisis in the city.

Citizens have questioned the source of water supply to hydrants despite the prevailing crisis in the city.

Reports suggest that almost 70 percent of Karachi is without water with Malir, Korangi, Orangi Town, SITE, Metroville, North Karachi, Landhi, Shireen Jinnah Colony, Baldia Town among the worst hit areas where even drinking water is not available.

Moreover, the continuous load shedding at pumping stations including Dhabeji is making the situation worse.

A report authored by late Parveen Rahman of the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) back in 2008 and published in a local newspaper suggested that Karachi’s water tanker mafia, which generates an estimated Rs49.6 billion annually, siphons off over 272mgd — or 41 per cent — of the water from the city’s bulk distribution system every day and then sells the commodity at exorbitant rates to residents and industries suffering from the water scarcity that is largely caused by the activities of the water tanker mafia itself.


Karachi Water Crisis by arynews

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