K-Electric responsible for water shortage in Karachi: KWSB


KARACHI: Asadullah Khan, the managing director (MD) of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has blamed K Electric for non-supply of water in the city.

Talking to media on Tuesday, he said that there were four breakdowns at Dhabeji pumping station between July 10 and 12. The power outage damaged three 72-inch supply pipelines.

According to the MD Water Board, the first breakdown occurred at 10:35 pm on July 10. The second breakdown occurred at 2:45 pm on July 11 while the third and fourth breakdowns occurred on July 12 at 5:50 a.m. and 9:55 p.m.

Asadullah said that 21 water pumps at the Dhabeji pumping station had to be close down due to power break down suspending daily supply of 177 million gallons of water to the city.