Ghani wants security at water pumping stations to stop political interference

Sindh’s local government minister has asked Karachi’s water utility to compile a list of its sensitive pumping stations so that the home department may be asked to deploy police and Rangers there to ensure their functioning without any hindrance or political interference.Saeed Ghani issued this order during a top-level meeting that he chaired at his office on Tuesday to review the problems being faced by the Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB).KWSB Managing Director Asadullah Khan and other officials of the water utility informed the LG minister that the staffers of certain pumping stations in the city were facing pressure from people belonging to a political party. They said that the party, under its protest campaign against water shortage in the city, intends to take the KWSB hostage and force the utility to operate according to its will. The statement issued to the media, however, did not reveal the party’s name.The water board officials informed the LG minister that…

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