Women and children, living in sectors I-9 and I-10, under the aegis of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), staged a protest demonstration in front of the CDA headquarters on Monday against acute water shortage.
Addressing protesters, former MNA and JI leader Mian Muhammad Aslam said that there is shortage of water in all sectors of Islamabad, but the situation is more worrying in sectors I-9 and I-10.
CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal, who came out of his office to hear the grievances of residents of two sectors, assured the protesters that judicious supply of water would be ensured. He said that the CDA is taking long-term and short-term measures to end water crisis in the capital.
“We are taking long-term measures like laying a pipeline from Ghazi-Brotha, but at the same time judicious supply of water to all sectors will also be ensured,” he said.Mian Muhammad Aslam said that if the civic body does not take timely measures, the issue of water shortage would get out of control in the capital. He said that as an MNA he got approval for water supply from Ghazi-Brotha, saying that the CDA should now expedite the project for its early completion.