Minister takes notice of illegal hydrants

KARACHI: On the direction of Minister Local Government Syed Owais Muzaffar, Secretary Local Government has issued explanations to Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director (Tech Services) KW&SB on persistent presence of illegal water hydrants in various areas of Karachi.

The explanation observed that illegal hydrants are being operated everywhere in city with the collaboration of officers/ officials of KW&SB . No serious efforts have been taken by you and concerned officers of KW&SB to eliminate these illegal hydrants, the explanation further observed.

The explanation stated that illegal siphoning of drinking water created many problems for Karachiites specially during Eid-ul–Azha holidays. It is feared that the same problems will be suffered by the citizens during holy month of Moharram-ul- Haram, the explanation further stated.

They have been asked to explain their positions within 7 days, so as to why sever disciplinary action may not be initiated against them.