Two killed in water riots, as supply position worsens
KARACHI—Two people killed in a feud over water in Nazimabad locality Saturday, as situation about supplies in the oppressive heat and during the Holy month of Ramazan, worsened and protests were witnessed in many areas.
Police said the killing took place between members of the same family in which a person and his nephew were killed, and third one was seriously injured. He was battling for life in a local hospital.
Water supply has been assuming serious dimension as protests on streets in different localities were witnessed. Protestors demanded immediate restoration of water supplies to them, but authorities said water management was becoming increasingly difficult.
Hub Dam has almost dried up, but although Keenjhar lake, which are the two major supply sources for Karachi, does have enough water but pipes and filter plant machineries were in bad condition and may burst if proper supplies are restored.
The K-4 project had been in-ordinarily delayed. The Sindh government sat over it for five years. It has now been sanctioned money and the contract given to Frontier Works Organisation(FWO) which is managed by the army.
Founder of Tehrik-e-Niswan and celebrated cancer Sheema Kirmani, along with her group performing at KPC.