KWSB suspends 65 defaulting cattle farms water supply


During a grand operation launched against defaulters in Cattle Colony Landhi, the Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) disconnected water connections of 65 cattle farms and confiscated 70 electric motors. The operation against defaulters in Cattle Colony will continue till February 1st with the help of area police and local administration.
In the first phase of revenue recovery strategic actions, the KWSB commenced an operation against 1,100 cattle farms in Cattle Colony with the help of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Aleem Jafri, Station House Officer (SHO) Sukhan Sarfaraz Sanghi, additional personnel of police and local administration. Collectively these cattle farms were defaulters of more than Rs 900 million. This operation was carried out under the supervision of the KWSB Deputy Managing Director Waqar Hashmi and KWSB Director Billing Faheem Siddiqui.
During this one week long operation, water connections of more than a 100 defaulting cattle farms would be disconnected daily. It was informed by KWSB officials that if these farms failed to pay the bill during the operation, defaulting farms would be sealed under revenue act.
KWSB Managing Director (MD) Misbahuddin Farid had recently directed DMD (RRG) to conduct a thorough operation against the 1,100 cattle farms. These farms have not only ignored all KWSB notifications but were also not willing to pay the pending bills.
Furthermore, he said that the operation scheduled last time was delayed on the advice of elected representatives but for the betterment of the system it was vital that the KWSB commenced the operation against all these defaulting cattle farms.
These cattle farms consumed water in bulk quantities and thus caused water shortage in adjoining areas, therefore the defaulting farms would be sealed, he added. Moreover, action would be taken against owners of these farms under the revenue act, directed the KWSB MD.
Later on, MD Misbahuddin went on an un-announced visit to the area where the operation was being carried out. He was accompanied by D.M.D Technical Services Iftikhar Ahmed. Directing the officers to complete the operations at the earliest, the KWSB MD said that the KWSB would continue to take strict actions until the time when owners of these farms would pay their dues to the KWSB in full.