The government decides plan of action against illegal water connections in Islamabad
The focal sectors in the review were i-8 and i-10.
Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar recently chaired a meeting to review the progress of water supply improvement in Islamabad.
The focal sectors in the review were i-8 and i-10. Mr. Ali Nawaz Awan, SAPM on CDA, Member National Assembly Raja Khurram Nawaz, Chief Officer Metropolitan Corporation, and other senior officials were also present in the meeting.
The Chief Municipal Officer of the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) also attended the meeting. She informed the attendees of the conference about the steps taken in the last few weeks to address the many issues hindering regular water supply in Islamabad.
These issues included leakages on the main conduction line i.e., the way from Poonan Faqeeran to i-10/1 and leakages on the Simly water conduction lines.
The Chief Municipal Officer reported that these leakages were fixed. She also disclosed that other measures, including rehabilitation of the public drinking water filtration plants and installation of new tube wells, were being taken.
The Chief Municipal Officer also highlighted that the department is currently focusing on the elevation of the main line’s distribution channel i-9 i.e., from Poonan Faqeeran to i-10. The purpose behind elevating this channel was to improve the flow of water.
The issue of illegal water connections in Islamabad was also addressed in the meeting. The Federal Minister directed concerned authorities to take immediate action and remove the illegal water connections. He also ordered strict legal action against any culprits, not cooperating or complying with the guidelines.
Minister urgest to get on board
The Federal Minister constantly stressed the fact that an abundant supply of water is necessary during the summer months. This need is why sufficient financial resources had been made available to ensure the completion of the regular supply of water operation in Islamabad.
The Minister urged everyone to get on board and expedite various activities so that an adequate supply of water to the residents can be ensured instantaneously.
Addressing the concerns of the Federal Minister, the Chief Municipal Officer assured that after the successful completion of the solutions mentioned above by the end of the current month, the water supply situation would substantially improve in Islamabad.
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