Rangers and the Water Board in a joint operation unearthed two illegal hydrants and successfully dismantled points in Jamshed Town and Garden Police Station areas in Karachi.
The recent initiative is part of a broader crackdown, with a total of 204 illegal hydrants demolished in 93 operations over the past month.
Alongside these measures, law enforcement arrested 165 individuals in connection with the illegal water supply network, demonstrating a concerted effort to curb unauthorized activities and ensure the proper regulation of water resources in the region.
These operations were conducted between October 21 and November 9th.
The Rangers executed 22 crucial operations targeting illegal water hydrants, resulting in the demolition of 48 such establishments, while three were sealed to prevent further illicit activities.
The accused individuals involved in these operations were promptly taken into custody and handed over to the police for further legal proceedings.
Two major joint operations were carried out in collaboration with the Water Board Corporation, leading to the discovery of a colossal water theft network. A staggering 200 million gallons of water were being stolen daily through six pipelines, facilitated by an 18 feet deep and 200 feet long tunnel near Landhi Labor Square, masterminded by the water mafia.
Chief Executive of the Water Board Corporation, Salahuddin, said that the daily value of the stolen water amounted to Rs4 million. The illegal hydrant was cunningly operating under the guise of an RO plant. Legal action has been initiated against 15 individuals implicated in the Water Board Corporation's case.
Additionally, during these operations, 21 illegal underground bore connections were terminated, further dismantling the water theft infrastructure that had been plaguing the city.