Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that the provincial government and the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) are taking steps to overcome water shortage in the metropolis.
Memon presided over a meeting of the KWSB officials on Wednesday, which was attended by KWSB MD Qutbuddin Shaikh, DMD Najam Alam and other senior officials.
He directed the KWSB officials to expedite action against illegal hydrants, private pumping stations, mineral water plants and other unauthorised water connections to check water theft.
The minister said that thousands of gallons of water has been saved in a crackdown against water theft during the past one week in Manghopir, Landhi, Korangi Industrial area, Qayumabad, Lasbela, Lyari, Hub River Road and other localities.
He said that the crackdown against illegal mineral water plants and other unauthorised connections should be accelerated.
The minister was informed that five illegal hydrants which were stealing 2.5 million gallons of water daily from the main water supply line had been demolished, which included two hydrants at Al-Asif Square.