Karachi (December 07, 2017): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday directed the Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) MD to take action against illegal water hydrants.
While hearing the appeals in Supreme Court Karachi registry, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that water theft in the Sindh’s provincial capital is not tolerable.
He directed the water board MD to provide in writing that action will be taken against those officers working within the limits of hydrants.
The apex court dismissed the appeals filed by 24 owners of water hydrants, ruling that all illegal water hydrants will remain closed irrespective of whether the water is sweet or bitter.Advocate General of Sindh stated that the hydrants will provide revenue worth Rs 1-8 crore to the water board to which Justice Nisar asked why he was taking credit of the issue when the top court had initially taken the notice.
Talking to media after the court hearing, the water board MD said he will submit the affidavits in court. According to him, 137 cases have been filed after the closure of 187 illegal hydrants. The court has also directed him to cut the illegal connections in factories.