MD KSWB warns officers against sewerage overflows

KARACHI: Managing Director Karachi Water & Sewerage Board KWSB Misbahuddin Farid taking notice of sewerage overflow complaints in different areas of Malir, has expressed his displeasure and scorned relevant chief engineer.

He warned him that strict action would be taken if the situation as not improved within a week and salaries of relevant officers would be stopped. He took notice on the occasion of an unannounced visit to different areas of Malir. He said that he would be visiting the area on Sunday to inspect the matters personally.

MD KWSB conducted an emergency visit on various complaints from consumers in Malir town. Newly elected members of National and Provincial Assemblies, Sajid Ahmed, Ashfaq Mangi and Nadeem Raazi, also visited MD Secretariat during the current week, discussed the sewerage situation in the vicinity and informed him about the poor condition of the area.

During the meeting elected representatives said that the situation was getting worst day by day, hence it was mandatory that the sewerage system in Malir be maintained properly. MD KWSB assured the elected representatives that system would be repaired and maintained properly to ensure that the residents of the area do not suffer.

MD KWSB scorned officers and visited inner streets and roads to inspect the situation. On this occasion, residents of Malir town informed him that the sewerage system in the area was completely disturbed due to negligence. “Sewerage water is overflowing through streets, creating problems for the citizens,” citizens told MD.

Farid directed officers to ensure that the system was maintained and repaired within a week. He specially scorned chief engineer and Superintendent engineer and directed them to ensure swift solution to the problems. He said that the situation in the area was dreadful, particularly around mosques and schools.

MD KWSB said that if the situation is not improved concerned officers would face suspension and departmental action, while their salaries would also be stopped. He directed chief engineer to develop coordination with elected representatives to find out public issues and resolve them in a swift manner. He also directed field officers to ensure that they had gone out on daily basis to resolve public complaints.