Un­rest loom­ing over wa­ter cri­sis

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

IR­FAN ALIGI KARACHI—Sindh gov­ern­ment spent 650 bil­lion on de­vel­op­ment schemes in the prov­ince but the peo­ple in mega city Karachi are starv­ing of potable wa­ter. The door to door sup­ply of potable wa­ter through a scheme was also a big scam through which the funds were em­bez­zled. Even thou­sands of stu­dents presently ap­pear­ing in an­nual ex­ams are be­ing de­prived of wa­ter fa­cil­ity at the cen­tre of ex­ams. The stu­dents are drench­ing in sweat down to feet but the au­thor­i­ties are busy on photo ses­sions for press for self-pro­jec­tion.

Leader of op­po­si­tion in Sindh Assem­bly from the Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment Khawaja Izhar Ul Has­san said this in a press con­fer­ence he gave at his of­fice at the SA Fri­day.

He warned of un­rest and ri­ots at the high­est scale in the city on wa­ter star­va­tion amid the pass­ing sum­mer with threats of ex­tra high heat wave. The ri­ots if bro­ken would have se­ri­ous reper­cus­sions and the Sindh gov­ern­ment and Sindh cab­i­net would be solely re­spon­si­ble for the ugly days in the city.

The former lo­cal gov­ern­ment min­is­ter had crossed all lim­its and did cor­rup­tion to a level that was not known be­fore.

He said that the cor­rup­tion on wa­ter sup­ply amounts to 200 bil­lion and ques­tioned as why the in­sti­tu­tions are silent over this wa­ter cor­rup­tion and what they have done to the joint in­ter­ro­ga­tion team’s in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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