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Thursday, December 13, 2012
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Karachi

 

The water board has disconnected supply to 23 defaulting industrial units in Landhi Industrial Area over the non-payment of Rs130 million in dues.

 

The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board spokesperson on Wednesday said the Landhi Association of Trade and Industries – the representative body of the industrial estate – was informed about the decision before the step was taken.

 

“The legal formalities were completed including the issuance of the final disconnection notice to the defaulting industrial units before we took the step.”

 

The spokesperson added the KWSB’s engineering and revenue departments jointly carried out the operation.

 

“The water utility has been serving the Landhi Industrial Area, which is spread over a vast piece of land up till the National Highway, and providing uninterrupted water supply and sewerage facilities to the numerous industries in the area,” the spokesperson remarked.

 

“However, the ratio of recovery from the industrial zone has been unsatisfactory and in this regard, the support of the representative association of the industries in Landhi has been invoked.”