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Sindh LG minister vows to address water crisis in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Local Government minister Saeed Ghani on Monday vowed to take drastic measures to address the worsening water crisis in Karachi.

Addressing media after attending a meeting presided by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, the provincial minister said it was their aim to provide water to every part of the city.

He said that there will be an equitable distribution of water resources, and those areas where water is provided in abundance will have to make sacrifices for those who have do not receive water for months.

He also vowed to reform the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) and said that the board’s authorities have been assured full cooperation to solve problems.

He strongly warned that employees who don’t perform their duties but withdraw salaries won’t be tolerated and will be dismissed. “Whosoever does not work but receives salaries should either leave his job or will be fired,” he warned.

The minister maintained that the board cannot function if employees do not perform their duties diligently. He said that he has requested the chief minister to review measures to generate more revenue.

He said the K-Electric was charging industrial rates from the water board. He urged the electricity body that the water board would pay their dues but the rates should be reduced as it was not a business or commercial activity.

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