BAHAWALPUR: The recent rains have damaged the sewerage system in many parts of the city.

The katchi abadi of Tibba Badar Shair, Akbar Colony, Satellite Town, Rafi Qamar Road, Islami Colony, Lorry Adda Mohallah Chah Fateh Khan, Zanana Hospital Road, Mubarakpur Mohallah and Darul Kabab areas are submerged by rainwater, leaving the residents and motorists in a great deal of difficulty.

Most underground sewerage lines have burst and the rainwater plagues the roads and streets. The residential and commercial areas have puddles which are breeding ground of mosquitoes and dengue larva. At many places, sewage has entered houses and shops.

Meanwhile, PTI MPA Samiullah Chaudhry, along with Divisional Commissioner Raja Jahangir Anwar, who is also administrator of the Metropolitan Corporation, Bahawalpur, and officials of the MC and the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) inspected various areas on Sunday.

The commissioner observed that as city’s underground sewerage system was laid down several years ago, it needed replacement for which millions of rupees were required. He said the issue would be solved at the earliest and announced cancellation of leaves of municipal officials.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2022

Opinion

Editorial

Policy rate hike
Updated 27 Nov, 2022

Policy rate hike

The decision to hike the policy rate by 100bps is a step in the right direction, even if intended to appease the IMF.
Vawda’s reprieve
27 Nov, 2022

Vawda’s reprieve

FAISAL Vawda should be relieved. After years of running from a reckoning for submitting a false declaration in his...
Gujarat’s ghosts
27 Nov, 2022

Gujarat’s ghosts

TWO decades have passed since the bloody Gujarat riots, one of the worst spasms of anti-Muslim violence witnessed in...
March in Pindi
Updated 26 Nov, 2022

March in Pindi

WITH the chief’s appointment out of the way and the army intent on staying out of politics, the fight is now down...
Tough IMF position
26 Nov, 2022

Tough IMF position

THE IMF has made it clear that Pakistan’s “timely finalisation of the [flood] recovery plan” — the key ...
The youth vote
26 Nov, 2022

The youth vote

PAKISTAN is an overwhelmingly young nation, with about 64pc of the population under 30. Yet our political system has...