PSM also turns defaulter of Rs332.671m KWSB dues

KARACHI: Pakistan Steel Mills PSM is defaulter of 332.67 million rupees as of June 2013, reported Karachi Water & Sewerage Board Revenue Department.

According to details, Pakistan Still Mills owed KWSB 196.63 million in outstanding due till September 2011 and these outstanding dues have increased up to 332.67 million rupees till June 2013.

PSM has paid a total sum of 111.20 million during this period, however, outstanding dues excluding water and sewerage bill for the current month i.e. July 2013 is not included in the outstanding dues yet. KWSB revenue authorities are in contact with Pakistan Steel Mills to ensure that the mill pay their outstanding dues.

KWSB is going through financial crises and during this time it is KWSB authorities’ duty to ensure that dues are recovered for the betterment of the institution. However KW&SB can disconnect water supply and sewerage facilities to Steel Mills and other Defaulting Government institution with the permission of higher officials.

Beside PSM, Karachi Municipal Corporation owes KWSB 700 million, Public Health Department owes 550 million, PWD owes 498 million, Education Department Sindh 245.8 million, Provincial Buildings PWS owes 90.27 million, Pakistan Railway owes 150.54 million, Printing Corporation of Pakistan owes 14.50 million, Faisal Cantonment Board 26.8 million, Korangi Cantonment Board 13.7 million, Malir 100 million, Clifton Cantonment Board 80 million, Machine Tool Factory 11 million, Hockey Club Stadium 21 million, District Jail Malir 100 million and SITE Limited is a defaulter of 65 million rupees in outstanding dues.

Despite several reminders and letters, these institutions are not paying their bills; therefore KW&SB is not in a position to continue provision of Water and Sewerage Facilities since KWSB is going through financial crises and is in need of financial resources. KWSB spokesperson has hoped that all government institutions would help KWSB by paying their outstanding bills.