Two killed in wa­ter ri­ots, as sup­ply po­si­tion wors­ens

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

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.

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