Preparations are underway to place the Karachi Water Board under the supervision of the Chief Minister of Sindh. The preparations to dissolve the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board and establish a corporation have been completed, and a draft standing committee has been sent for the new law.
According to the details, after approval from the committee within a week, the draft will be presented in the assembly and the act will be enforced after approval from the assembly.
After the approval of the aforementioned law, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah will oversee the administrative affairs of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Corporation.
After the passage of the law, the Chairman and MD can make important decisions, and the Karachi Water and Sewerage Corporation will be authorized to increase tariffs.
According to the information, new water meters will be installed in Karachi, and industrial plots can be added to the sewerage line with a permit.
Heavy fines and penalties will be imposed for breaking water supply and sewerage lines, and a penalty of 5 years in prison and a fine of 5 million rupees will be imposed for the establishment of illegal hydrants.
In addition, a Water and Sewerage Board tribunal will be established, and fines of 1 million rupees will be imposed for seizing corporation land and property, and for breaking meters.
Three months ago, the Sindh Cabinet passed a law in this regard, and the board was dissolved even before the law was passed.