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Rawalpindi locality faces water shortage due to faulty tubewell

RAWALPINDI: The tubewells of various localities in Rawalpindi are in a state of disrepair leading to a severe water shortage.

The tubewell of Union Council 31 on Zafar-ul-Haq Road had stopped functioning within a day after it was repaired, affecting water supply in the locality.

Chairman Citizen Action Committee and former Rawalpindi city PTI Secretary General Zaheer Ahmed Awan decried the negligence and inefficiency of the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA).

He was speaking to complaining residents who had gathered outside WASA’s complaint cell. He said the repetitive faults in tubewell are due to the poor quality of maintenance.

He said that MNA Shaikh Rashid Shafiq and MPA Raja Rashid Hafeez have failed to take any action and resolve the problem of area residents.

More than a dozen tubewell have broken down in various localities of the city forcing residents to either commute local distances to fetch water or buy expensive water from tankers.

WASA has been collecting monthly bills but have been unable to ensure the water supply. Residents have complained that they are forced to protests for their rights.

They urged Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to take notice and suspend WASA Managing Director and provide water to the area residents.

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