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Residents block highway to protest against WASA

Residents block highway to protest against WASA

FAISALABAD – Poor sanitation, bad smell, boiling gutters and flooding streets forced the residents of Rasoolpura and Mehar Colony to take out rallies against Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) and their elected representatives. Hundreds of protestors blocked the main Jarranwala Road at NFC Chowk, disrupting the two-way traffic by burning tyres and throwing stones on the main road.
The protesters were carrying placards and banners inscribed with anti-WASA and anti-government

WASA defaults on Rs 50 million WAPDA dues

GUJRANWALA – Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Gujranwala has become a parasite of provincial government, members of national assembly (MNAs) and members of provincial assembly (MPAs) for its survival and to pay its electricity bills and salaries of the employees.
With at least Rs four million monthly income, WASA had become a defaulter of more than Rs 50 million and it often remained under the threat of power disconnection by Gujranwala Electric Power Company while sometimes

DHA refuses to pay sewage charges to WASA

LAHORE – The Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has declined to pay sewerage charges to the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) planned to be levied on all housing societies from this year, Pakistan Today has learnt. Sources told Pakistan Today that LDA, mother organisation of WASA, had approved a plan to collect sewerage charges from the DHA, Model Town and other 213 housing societies in its board of governor’s meeting.
WASA MD Javed Iqbal said that the summary had been submitted to

‘Help us find the WASA tanker’

LAHORE: Lahore Police on Monday finally sought public help for recovering the snatched Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) tanker and issued the tanker’s picture to journalists. According to a press release issued from the Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Aslam Tareen’s office, a WASA water tanker bearing registration number W-B-2, engine number 01053 and chassis number 47100199 was snatched by unidentified men from a WASA mini workshop located inside the Aziz Bhatti Town

Armed men raid WASA workshop, steal two trucks

LAHORE: Six armed men stole two trucks of Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) from its mini workshop located in Gowala Colony in the Harbanspura police precincts on Sunday.
Harbanspura police has claimed to have recovered one of the two stolen trucks and arrested a truck lifter from Pindi Bhatian later on.
Armed men, equipped with sophisticated weapons, barged in the office of Aziz Bhatti Town Administration in Gowala Colony where WASA had also set-up its mini workshop and

WASA to submit itself to new Walled City authority

Lahore: The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) shall soon be onboard the “Sustainable Development of the Walled City of Lahore” (SDWCL) project funded by the World Bank, Pakistan Today has learnt.
WASA is likely to sign a Memorandum of Partnership (MOP) with SDWC on November 15 with all WASA assets being transferred to the new municipal authority.
The SDWCL project was initiated in 2006 in partnership with Agha Khan Cultural Services with Rs 1.5 billion made available to

WASA to review daily wagers’ termination

LAHORE: Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Managing Director Javed Iqbal has sought a detailed report about the daily wagers who had served for many years and were sacked after being considered as temporary employees appointed during the monsoon season.
The decision was taken after an uproar against the termination of more than 1000 daily wagers. WASA spokesman Imitaz Ahmed told Pakistan Today that WASA MD had directed all SDOs to prepare a report on the complete case history of

Punjab government resisting 80 percent hike in water tariff

The Punjab government is resisting imposing the 80 percent hike in the commercial water tariff fearing a backlash from the public already unhappy over the government’s performance, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
According to a Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) official, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led Punjab government was not deciding the issue of the water tariff for the last six months. He said that the PML-N leaders were attending official meetings