Rawalpindi: The tall claims of the Water and Sanitation Company (Wasa) proved nothing however farce as a result of locals of various localities have been going through the worst water scarcity for round a month however the involved civic physique is seeing the entire drama with closed eyes.
The residents of Muslim City, Sadiqabad, Committee Chowk, Shah Khalid Colony, Ariya Mohallah, Bagh Sardaran, Adiala Street, Defence Street, New Lalazar, Morgah, Kalyal, Munawar Colony, Asghar Mall, Metropolis Saddar Street, Kohati Bazaar and a number of other different localities have been going through worst water scarcity for a lot of days however the water provide has not improved. In some localities the customers even got here on roads to mark their protest however in useless. In the meantime, taking full benefit of the scenario, the tanker mafia is charging Rs3000 to Rs5000 for a water tanker making the lives of the customers extra depressing.
Speaking to ‘The Information’, Shaukat Ali, a resident of Nishtar Road, Muslim City, mentioned that the water scarcity has intensified in his space. “Water provide in our road has deteriorated for over a month. There isn’t a mounted timing for the water provide. We now have to stay on our toes to verify whether or not the water is coming or not. He mentioned that the water provide is irregular for the final many days whereas residents are going through immense issues.
In Muslim City, the scenario is sort of unusual as in some streets the water provide is clean however in some streets like Nishtar Road, the scenario is sort of important the place for over per week the residents have to attend as when the water will likely be equipped. And if generally the water comes, the strain is sort of low even for the motors to fill the underground storage tanks. Many different locals together with Ali Humayun, Asad, Zohaib Kazmi, Murad Ali, Waqas Ahmed, Ahsan Khan, Shamroz Khan, Qasim Manzoor, Muhammad Bilal, Hamza Liaquat and Sajjad Sadiq, Fareed Ahmad, Raja Haroon, Mohammad Ayaz mentioned that no person is paying heed to their drawback. They mentioned that the valve operator opens the water provide valve and the tubewell operator claims he begins the water provide as per schedule however, the customers don’t know the place the water goes. They mentioned if there’s a drawback in water provide traces and a few pipelines have ruptured then it’s the accountability of Wasa to look into the scenario and tackle it. If the tubewell motor is inflicting issues then Wasa ought to get it repaired or changed, they mentioned.
Wasa Assistant Director (Water Provide) Mohammad Ahmed speaking to ‘The Information’ claimed that there was no water provide subject in Rawalpindi. Comparable have been the views of Sub Engineer Water Provide Mohammad Tufail, nevertheless, plainly they’re oblivious to the issues confronted by most people who’ve to go to the tube-wells of their respective areas amid scorching climate to query the operator as to when the water provide will resume.
Wasa Spokesman Umar Farooq mentioned now we have been doing so much to enhance the water provide system and the residents of Rawalpindi is not going to face any issues. The residents threatened of launching a collection of protest demonstrations towards the Water and Sanitation Company (Wasa) within the coming days.
Shahzad Ahmed, hailing from Saleha Road, Defence Street, was of the view that the locals had lodged a number of complaints with Wasa high-ups in addition to the general public elected representatives about acute water scarcity within the space however none of them is paying heed to the lingering subject. It’s price mentioning right here that Wasa has introduced bonuses, 15 days additional salaries, and a number of other different advantages for its officers. Nonetheless, the query arises as to which standards, Wasa is saying all these advantages whereas the general public has been going through the worst water scarcity for over a month.
The affected customers have appealed to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Mohsan Naqvi to take motion towards the authorities involved. All of the residents of Rawalpindi expressed their grievances and requested the quarters involved to intervene to make sure uninterrupted water provide on a precedence foundation. The residents mentioned they might stage a protest in the event that they weren’t supplied with an uninterrupted water provide. They mentioned that if the federal government needed to guard WASA, they need to correctly monitor this division in any other case this division will collapse attributable to corrupt officers.
In the meantime, the areas of Chaklala jurisdiction, Dhoke Munshi, Rehmatabad, Noorani Mohallah, Banaris Colony Kachi Abadi Dhoke Dalal Khan, Walyat Houses, and Mumtaz Colony have been additionally going through acute water scarcity for a lot of days.