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Karachi residents take to the streets over 10-month water shortage

May 29, 2019
Demonstration staged at ICI Chowk

Residents of Karachi's Lyari and nearby areas staged a protest at ICI Chowk on Wednesday against a prolonged water shortage.

They say they haven’t had access to water for the past 10 months.

The protesters blocked the roads, which resulted in a traffic jam at the ICI Bridge, also affecting traffic in other areas of the city.

After negotiations with the police, the protesters dispersed peacefully.

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9 Comments

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    Aqeel Lakdawala   May 29, 2019 8:52 pm/ Reply

    There is no water in entire Karachi, and water tanker Mafia is on the rise, shame on the provincial government.

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    Sohail Rafiq Khan   May 30, 2019 12:48 pm/ Reply

    As Salaam o Aleykum,
    Me Azizabad ka rehney wala hon me ne first ramzan se ye bat note ki he k tanker and tanki mafiya is waqt full apni kamai me lagey hoye hon agar elaqoun me pani nahi he tu phir in k pass metha Pani kahan se ajata he Jo ye log man Mani qeemto me bechtey hien.

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    Mehmooda   May 30, 2019 6:16 pm/ Reply

    Bufferzone 15A 4 me in bhi water shortage beinteha hai. Tankers k zariye hamelin paani khareedna parta hai.

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    Jamshed Akhtar   May 30, 2019 7:51 pm/ Reply

    Orangi town gulshan-e-Zia ma wall man walo ki badmashi hai paise do to pani milen ga warna n . Hmre street ma 4 se pani n aara . Paise se tanker lo . 2500 so 3000

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    Hira Irfan   May 30, 2019 8:33 pm/ Reply

    This is so true. We have never faced water shortage in our but now we hardly get any water. We are now using under ground because tankers were expensive but under ground water is not fresh and we have to use due to low supply of water

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    Khawaja Sikander   May 31, 2019 2:10 am/ Reply

    There is no justice regarding water distribution, where the Faisal wawda minister of water? He was elected from baldia town and before election k pani aye ga Mgr jo hydrant mafia bni hwi hai k pani paison se mil Ta hai Mgr line main nhi ata

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    Hayyat khan   May 31, 2019 4:49 am/ Reply

    Kya kre boss ham garibo ka ye hi Hal Hai B’s Allah apna hi koi Hal kre or ksi sy koi tawako nh rako kis kiss liye ham awaz nikale koi ak chiz ho yahan kuch nh bacha ab sab Allah k rahemo Karam pr hai

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    A.u. Khan   June 1, 2019 5:19 am/ Reply

    Shortage of water in Nazimabad no.3, and also foul smell in water

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    Adil   June 4, 2019 4:13 pm/ Reply

    I am resident of Block 15 F.B.Area we are out of water from 1-4 June 2019 and it is continue.

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