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Bilawal wants city water crisis resolved at the earliest

Bilawal wants city water crisis resolved at the earliest

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has directed the Sindh government to immediately resolve the ongoing water crisis in the metropolis.

Mr Bhutto-Zardari chaired a high-level meeting at Bilawal House on Tuesday on the issue of the city’s water problem. PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Local Government Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon and senior officials were also present.

The PPP chairman directed the provincial government to improve the water distribution system on modern lines, carry out comprehensive planning and frame long- and short-term projects.

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Sources said that the CM and the LG minister briefed the PPP chief on measures being taken by the government to solve the water scarcity issue in Karachi.

Mr Bhutto-Zardari directed them to resolve the water shortage problem on an emergency basis and complete the K-IV and other projects at the earliest.

The PPP government believed in service to the people and as such would take every possible measures to solve the water problem in Karachi, he said, directing the government to equip all water supply installations with latest technology and also go for alternative sources of water supply.

Later, the LG minister told newsmen that the party chairman and co-chairman had directed the government that water problem in Karachi be resolved on an emergency basis and as such the government had started taking necessary measures.

He said the work on the K-IV project would start on June 10 and the federal government had also assured funds for it.

In reply to a question, he said during Ramazan free water supply would be made through 3,000 water tankers daily in the water-starved areas.

Published in Dawn, June 3rd, 2015

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