Memon says govt planning for legislation on water theft

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Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that the government was planning for legislation on water theft and meanwhile he directed the authorities concerned to take action against those involved in this crime.

The minister issued these directions in a meeting held on Thursday at his office with the authorities of the Karachi water and sewerage board and other local government departments to review the crisis of water.

The minister said that the government decided to declare the water theft as crime and legislate for the water theft including imprisonment and fine and warned the elements involved in water theft to disconnect illegal connection or ready to face both punishment.

He directed the authorities not to spare such elements and take action against them according to law. He also said that the government would table the law in Sindh Assembly in coming session.