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London mayor blasts water suppliers

LONDON: London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said on Monday it was“unacceptable” that thousands of people across the British capital were left without water after pipes burst as normal weather conditions returned following a cold snap. The worst snowstorms in Britain for nearly 30 years froze water in pipes last week, water suppliers said, during a blast of Siberian cold dubbed“the Beast from the East” which ground planes, stopped trains, blocked roads and shut schools. At least 23,800 households, including 12,000 households in…

CM Murad directs to prepare master plan for water supply, sewerage, treatment

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday directed the local government and other concerned departments to prepare a master plan for water supply and sewerage system along with treatment facilities and submit the same in his secretariat. He also directed them to work out a detailed plan along with deadline and estimated cost for provision of safe drinking water and treatment of drinking and waste water all over Sindh. This he said while presiding over a high-level meeting held here at the CM House…

Water supply to Karachi suspended after power breakdown at Dhabeji

KARACHI: Water supply to the city has been suspended on Monday (today) due to suspension of power supply to Dhabeji and Gharo Pumping Station, ARY News reported.  The power interruption has been caused by the development work being carried out by the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC). The metropolis will be deprived of 400 million gallons of water supply due to temporary power supply disruption from 6:00 am till 6:00 pm today. Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) officials have urged Karachiites…

CM Sindh to demand compensation for short water supplies since 1991

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has decided to file a compensation case with the federal government for short supplies of water to Sindh since 1991 when the accord was signed. Presiding over a review meeting to discuss the Council of Common Interests (CCI) meeting, CM Sindh said that the province has been receiving short supplies of water since a long time, but was given even less than it allocated since the accord was signed in 1991. Therefore, the Sindh government must file its claims as the people of Sindh…