KWSB cuts off water connection of 10 major defaulters

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KARACHI - Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has disconnected water connection to 10 major defaulters in Landhi and Korangi as 45 industrial defaulters of these areas owe more than Rs470 million to KWSB.

On the directives of KWSB MD Misbahuddin Farid, the board has commenced the drive to disconnect water connections of the defaulters as a last resort. Industrial II (Landhi-Korangi) Director Revenue Zulfiqar Ali Brohi and his team has disconeeted the water connection to Rasheed Iron Korangi, M Usman National Korangi, Farooq Oil Korangi, Paramount Oil Korangi, Metropoliton Steel Korangi, Trust Sirmix Landhi, Khuawaja Autos Landhi, Premier Extralesion Landhi, Bukhara Palace Landhi and Orient Carpet Landhi. The KWSB had informed the industrial associations, KATI and LATI, about their decision of issuing final notices to all the defaulters. In a letter to KATI and LATI officials, Revenue department said that 45 Industrial consumers of Landhi zone were not paying their outstanding dues.

The letter said that due to lack of cooperation from the defaulters, the institution was suffering economically and has appealed to the consumers several times to pay their outstanding dues.Industrial associations were asked to cooperate with the KWSB and urge their defaulting members to clear the outstanding dues or else KWSB would be forced to disconnect their connections. The KWSB had to take extreme measures over no response from the certain defaulters. The KWSB MD stated that although Landhi and Korangi Zone was playing a vital role for the country’s economic growth, however, KWSB could not continue public service condition without improving its revenue.He said that KWSB required cooperation from Industrialist in this regard, and if the dues were paid in time, the institution would be able to serve the city better.


Courtesy: The Nation

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