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June 30, 2014

Fatima Jinnah sent notice to pay water bill!

 
June 30, 2014

KARACHI: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board has sent a bill on account of provision of water and services charges for sewerage to the sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and a great leader of Pakistan Movement, the late Fatima Jinnah, 47 years after her death.
The bill amounts to Rs263,774 and she has been directed to pay the amount within 10 days of receipt of the notice, or the connection of water and sewerage can be disconnected. According to the Land Revenue Act, the property could be confiscated, auctioned and a fine can be imposed. Moreover, she can also be arrested. The notice has been sent by the KW&SB according to which the last date for payment of the amount was May 28.
The consumer number of Fatima Jinnah is A0600390000, and her address has been written as RA 241, Cantt.It merits mentioning here that the Flag Staff House located in the Karachi Cantt was the property of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
It is being used as a museum, where the items of personal use of the Quaid and Fatima Jinnah are kept.In the notice sent to Fatima Jinnah, it has been said that the excuse of non-receipt of the bill will not be accepted. A copy of the bill can be received from the nearby consumer centre of the organisation. It has also been said in the notice that if the connection is disconnected, the fees for restoring the connection will also be applicable. Talking to The News, commissioner of Karachi said that he had directed the managing director of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board to take back the notice sent in the name of Fatima Jinnah. He hoped that he would soon receive in writing the information for annulling the notice.

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