Govt is Taking Action Against Illegal Water Connections in Islamabad

Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired a meeting to review progress on improvements in the supply of water in Islamabad, especially in I-8 and I-10 sectors.

Chief Municipal Officer informed the meeting that a number of steps had been taken in recent weeks to address the issue.

She said that leakages on the main conduction line on the way from Poonan Faqeeran to I-10/1 and on Simly water conduction lines had been fixed. Other measures being taken included rehabilitation of public drinking water filtration plants, repair of existing ones, and installation of new tube wells.

Non-functional water tankers have also been repaired for emergencies. The department is working on the elevation of distribution Channel (I-9) of the Main Line from Poonan Faqeeran for I-10 for improved flow of water. It was also informed that action is being taken against illegal water connections. The CMO assured the Minister that the water supply situation would substantially improve by the end of the current month.

The Minister directed the authorities to immediately remove the illegal connections and take strict legal action against the culprits. He said that the work on various activities should be expedited to ensure an adequate supply of water to the residents during the summer months. He said that sufficient financial resources have been made available for ensuring adequate and regular supply of water.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Ali Nawaz Awan, SAPM on CDA, Member National Assembly Raja Khurram Nawaz, Chief Officer Metropolitan Corporation, and other senior officials.