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Water supply cut off to Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal after pipeline bursts

SAMAA | - Posted: May 20, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: May 20, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
The water board is blaming K-Electric

A water pipeline burst in Block 19 of Karachi's Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Sunday, causing thousands of gallons of water to be wasted. To prevent further loss, the KWSB has shut off water supply to the area. 

Water supply to the nearby Jamshed Town and other adjoining areas has also been cut off. The water board says it will take at least 36 hours to repair the pipeline.

It's blaming the burst pipeline on K-Electric. The electricity provider had dug up the area to work on its underground wiring.

A K-Electric spokesperson said that they are working with the KWSB to ensure that the line is repaired as soon as possible. We are providing full cooperation to the water board, said the spokesperson.

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  1. Avatar
      Fahad  May 20, 2019 2:32 pm/ Reply

    Very nice gift to people of Karachi in Ramadan. Thank you.

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        Fahad Khan  May 20, 2019 6:05 pm/ Reply

      KE is actually trying to upgrade their transmission network as quickly as possible for the people of Karachi! Obviously they did not damage the water line intentionally.

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      Abdul Basit  May 20, 2019 7:53 pm/ Reply

    KE is a responsible organisation and watching the work they are doing by dug all the area is showing how much irresponsible they are no planning at all.
    This will become more surprising before Eid.

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      Fayyaz Hussain Yousufzai  May 20, 2019 8:37 pm/ Reply

    No doubt that KE is upgareting but this should also b keep in mind that progress works must have high speed which is not seen in KE work so far as they are working in residential area people are suffering a lot

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      Abu Ukasha  May 20, 2019 11:06 pm/ Reply

    Good time have nice and fresh water swimming pool

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      Mian Jahan Kandhawi  May 21, 2019 12:23 am/ Reply

    KE is doing well in Karachi especially in the month of holly ramadan, There is no loadshedding in our area. prayers for KE for their good work please keep it up.

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      Qamar Ahmed  May 21, 2019 1:27 am/ Reply

    Water board is not supplying water to 3/4th of block 12 Gulistane Johar since the beginning of Ramadan. A-10 Block 12 Gulistane Johar

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      Syed Asif Ali  May 21, 2019 2:28 am/ Reply

    Janab 3 weeks se pehle hi paani band he kafi areas men
    Sidha kaho govt ko nakam banane k liye awam ki bajai ja rahi he

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      Jiya  May 21, 2019 4:53 am/ Reply

    water supply has been blocked in scheme 33 super highway for several days.It should also be restored now.

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      ANWAR alam  May 21, 2019 12:56 pm/ Reply

    If it is done by ke they should apologize for their negligence

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      Maharaib Rashid  May 21, 2019 7:11 pm/ Reply

    2 din sa paani nh araha hn pipeline ka kaam kb tk khtm hoga kuch maloom hn ksii ko to btada

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      Anonymous  May 21, 2019 8:20 pm/ Reply

    Its conspiracy against Govt.
    Sindh Govt. Is involved in water shortage of karachi..
    Pani na de kr awaam ko tang kro ayr apni corruption aur na ehli bachaoo.

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      Hasan  May 21, 2019 10:39 pm/ Reply

    Please open the water supply in gulistan e johar block 14 . Please complete your repairing work on urgent basis

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      samreen iqbal  May 22, 2019 3:42 am/ Reply

    when it will be restored

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      ATIF TAIMOOR  May 22, 2019 10:08 am/ Reply


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      mansoor ahmad  May 22, 2019 11:48 am/ Reply

    bhai abdul basit itne bade ghair zimmedaar idare se hamdardi ka izhar kar rahe ho ke jinki zara si ghaflat or laparwai se hazaron gallon pani waste ho gayaa or 4 din se is muqaddas mahene main lakhon logon ko itni pareshani or takleef hoi us ka ehsaas nahi hai aapko sirf apna ehsaas hai kay aapki load sheding nahi ho rahi is liye kuch sharam karo

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      Khawaja Muhammad Rafi  May 22, 2019 12:00 pm/ Reply

    Can someone be kind and tell us what is the latest situation on repairs
    Also is there any number or responsible official of KWSB who can be contacted and get information.
    It is very pity on citizens of Karachi who are facing this hard ship in Holy month.
    There should be an alternate arrangement of water supply.

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      Naveed  May 22, 2019 3:58 pm/ Reply

    Bhai protest krna parega still line damage پڑی hai or pani waist ho rha hai or koi کچھ b nahi kr rha

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