Tag Archives: Wasa

Nullah Lai to be desilted

The WASA has launched Rs 5 million projects to desilt Nullah Lai. The WASA started this project on self-help basis as the provincial government has not provided any monitory assistance for this

EPD and WASA will clean River Ravi

Punjab Environment Protection Department (EPD) Secretary Saeed Iqbal Wahlah said in a meeting on Friday with EPD officials, that he will coordinate with the Water and Sanitation Agency to clean all the

LDA, WASA, TEPA get Rs 22.3b budget

The Governing Body of the Lahore Development Authority approved the annual budget of LDA and its subordinate agencies, WASA and TEPA, for the fiscal year 2011-12 on Monday. The collective resources of

WASA gears up for the monsoons

The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) on Friday launched “Monsoon Action Plan 2011” to cope up with the hardships of the traditional rainy spell. This is the first time that a plan

LHC seeks report from WASA on drinking water

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice (CJ) on Tuesday sought a report from the Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) managing director (MD) for May 3 in a suo motu case and identical writ petitions against presence of arsenic in the tube-wells of the city. On earlier orders by the court, WASA managing director was expected to submit a reply and detailed report on Tuesday, however it was not carried out. Upon this, LHC Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry passed fresh

LHC asks WASA to explain arsenic’s presence in tubewells

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Wednesday summoned Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) managing director for April 19 in a suo motu case and petitions against presence of arsenic in the city’s tubewells.
Former CJ Khawaja Muhammad Sharif had taken suo motu notice last year and Advocates Mateenul Haq and Muhammad Sohail Dar had filed writ petitions pointing out that citizens were suffering from hepatitis and other diseases after

POL price increase puts WASA in dire straits

LAHORE – The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) is fast heading to bankruptcy as its budgetary deficit is about to surge from Rs 3 billion to 3.5 billion with the increase in petroleum prices. Out of Rs 3 billion, deficit attributable to electricity bills is Rs 2.5 billion. After the increase in petroleum prices, under the new fuel adjustment charges, electricity bills are bound to jack up, inflating WASA’s bills by Rs 500 million annually. Sources in WASA told Pakistan Today that the

WASA staff’s protest for raise in salaries continues

HAFIZABAD – The protest of Water Management Department’s employees, demanding increase in their salaries, entered the 8th day. The joint action committee leaders, Zafar Iqbal, Mazaffar Siddique and Amir Shahzad said the government was neither regularising employees nor was it raising their salaries though highly educated engineers, agriculture experts, sub-engineers and computer programmers, serving in the department.
They added that 2,200 families of these employees were facing