This water crisis is here to stay, says Commissioner


Under the scorching sun, amid the scarcity of water, residents of the city are propelled to carry out enraged peaceful protests across the city to express their anger and helplessness as the government has failed to provide an immediate solution to water crisis.

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Monday said that efforts were being made to soothe the citizens as much as possible, however, the gap between the demand and supply of water would remain there.

He said that no immediate solution was possible to meet the need of the citizens, yet the city government on the instructions of Sindh chief minister was doing its best to bring improvements to the water supply through different measures.

“A free public tanker service has been successful in the tail-end areas of the city where water supply could not be provided. People have appreciated this step of the government,” he said.

He said that K-Electric had made commitment not to carry out load shedding on the feeders of water pumping houses. If any shutdown occurred it would be due to some technical fault and not load shedding.

Siddiqui said improvements were being made on the machineries, management and rusty pipelines of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board.

“The situation has become quite better recently,” he claimed.