Bhara Kahu facing shortage of water in winter too
ISLAMABAD: The shortage of water has been haunting Bhara Kahu for a long time and people of the area are forced to drink polluted water. In the summers, water shortage is common in the area, but it is rare in winter. The troubled people say they have pointed out that water leakage in main supplyline from Simly Dam has resulted into the shortage, but the authorities concerned have not taken any action.
Residents of Qaziabad and Bhara Kahu said they have met the officials concerned of the district administration and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to discuss the water issue many times. They said the main supply line from Simly Dam has been cracked at different points that resulted into the water shortage in the area. They said they had to drink contaminated water, putting their health at risk.
They said they met Islamabad deputy commissioner (DC) recently to tell him that the situation was going from bad to worse and cases of stomach diseases were surfacing all through the area because of the use of polluted water.
It is learnt that the DC has assigned his assistant Dr Ehtishaam Anwar to make a fact-finding report on this issue. Asked about the progress on the report, Anwar said he found the problems genuine and pressed for a prompt action to resolve it in his report.
The DC has reportedly asked Local Government Assistant Director Ajmal Bukhari to visit the area regularly and ensure no such problems occurred in future.
However, people claimed that no government official had visited the area to get first-hand information on the problem. Bara Khou police said that 11 cases had been reported so far, in which people fought with each other to fetch water from a common sources.