KARAK: The residents of Karak city have complained about acute shortage of drinking water, saying the tehsil municipal administration has failed to ensure supply of water to them.

The local people held a meeting here the other day to take stock of the situation and criticised TMA for its failure to supply water to them. They said that out of five tubewells, three had turned brackish and the remaining two could not fulfil the need of the people.

Asif Khan, the public health engineering official, when contacted, said that total drinking water demand of Karak city was more than 300,000 gallons per day and TMA and PHE provided only 130,000 gallons to the people.

The local people said that Zebi dam water supply scheme failed to provide the required quantity of drinking water to them.

They said that more than 30,000 residents of Karak city were forced to buy drinking water at Rs15 per gallon.

They said that drinking water should be supplied to Karak city either from Chambi dam or Lawagher dam.

SERVICE STRUCTURE: The members of Line Superintendents Association Pesco have demanded service structure and promotion according to a permanent formula so that every superintendent can get a chance of promotion.

The demand was made in a meeting of the association held here the other day with its district president Mohammad Fayaz in the chair. The meeting was attended by all line superintendents of Karak and Bannu districts.

Addressing the meeting, Mr Fayaz said that technical allowance should be given to all line superintendents on the basis of their diploma of electrical engineering. He said that government was giving degree allowances to the degree holder officers of scale 17 and above but they were deprived of the diploma allowance.

Mr Fayaz said that danger allowance was being awarded to the linemen but the superintendents were not given the same allowance despite the fact that they also worked in the same conditions.

Published in Dawn, May 25th, 2016

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