KARACHI - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi, in a press conference, on Friday demanded immediate action by the government and KWSB to resolve the current Karachi water crisis.  
Before addressing the Karachi water crisis, PTI Karachi president Ali Zaidi demanded that the party affiliation of two culprits indicted for the murder of senior PTI leader Zahra Shahid Shaheed should be made public by the police.
Regarding the Safoora Chowk tragedy, he mentioned that Pakistan Army and Rangers leadership have stated that Indian spy agency RAW is involved in Karachi lawlessness.
“If top military and intelligence leadership is saying about the involvement of foreign agencies then why the Prime Minister is still silent up till now. Being the Foreign Minister too, the Prime Minister should take up the involvement of RAW at all international forums. His silence on such a crucial issue of national security is disturbing,” he added. Talking about the Karachi water crisis, PTI leader stated that one party which is the predominant party in Sindh and another political party who has dominated Karachi for over three decades has neglected this issue as the water crisis did not happen overnight.  
“Why is water available in the hydrants and tankers but not in the pipelines,” he questioned. He said former Sindh interior minister Zulfiqar Mirza had alleged that water is being diverted to Bahria Town project causing greater shortage. There should be an investigation or JIT to examine his allegations.
He demanded that the current supply of water to Karachi should be distributed to all districts in proportion to its population so that there will be no discrimination between the wealthy areas and poor areas. The distribution of water to various districts and towns of Karachi should be made transparent by publicly reporting through the media.
“If the water issue is not resolved immediately, PTI Karachi will have no option but to launch protests to force action by all levels of government and KWSB,” remarked PTI Karachi president.
Meanwhile, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Friday started protest drive against the water crisis by holding demo at Power House Chowrangi, North Karachi. A number of MQM supporters holding banners and placards chanted slogans against the Pakistan People’s Party-led provincial government. MQM leaders including Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Abdul Haseeb, Khuwajha Izharul Hassan and others spoke on the occasion.
Addressing the participants, MQM leader said water was an extreme necessity of life and it should not be politicized. The month of Ramazan is fast approaching and the water crisis is swelling like a bomb. They pointed out that more than 160 illegal hydrants are actively working under the shelter of authorities and citizens are being charged with high rates. The situation of water issue seems more pathetic and the city is currently reflecting the scenario of Karbala as people are being deprived of their fundamental rights. They added.
MQM leader said it was the matter of great concern that a city that pay the 70 per cent of revenue has been left on the mercy of the hydrant mafia. How long this injustice with the Karachiites will continue, they asked.
They further added that Karachi needs 1,000 million gallons but only 400MGs are provided in the city and its distribution also created chaos. MQM legislators were raising the issue in the assembly and even presented the adjournment motion during the assembly session on water crisis in Sindh but no visible action has been witnessed yet.
MQM leaders demanded the provincial government to start the K-4 water project on immediate basis and rid the people from tanker and hydrant mafia in order to ensure better supply of water.