Dengue on the decline in Rawalpindi
RAWALPINDI: As the weather turned cold, dengue cases are showing a decline in the Rawalpindi city.
Executive Health Officer Muhammad Dr Suhail Chaudhry said that it was a healthy sign that temperature has been decreasing in Rawalpindi and subsequently the number of dengue cases was decreasing. He said that larvae identification activities would be carried out accordingly and residents of the most affected areas should be kept on alert to adopt precautionary measures.–APP
22 held for hunting in Islamabad National Park
ISLAMABAD: Police and the Islamabad district administration on Sunday arrested 22 persons for illegally hunting in Islamabad National Party.
The Islamabad police and the district administration on a tip-off carried out a joint operation against illegal hunters in mountainous areas of Margalla which were part of the National Park. During the joint operation, 22 illegal hunters were apprehended with weapons. Further investigation is underway.–INP
Cantt areas get less water from Khanpur Dam
RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has urged the residents to use water judiciously as water supply to several areas from Khanpur Dam has been decreased.
RCB spokesman Qaiser Mehmood said that earlier the RCB was receiving nearly 9 million gallons daily (MGD) but now they were receiving 6 MGD from the dam.
The water supply from Khanpur Dam to the Rawalpindi city and cantonment areas has been reduced due to a decrease in the dam’s water level, leading to a shortage of water in many localities.
He said that the cut in water supply had created problems for the board, which was already getting less than the sanctioned quota of water from Khanpur Dam.
He said that the board was trying to meet the water demand through tube-wells.–APP
Water from Khanpur Dam is being supplied to Chor, Masrial Road, Peoples’ Colony, Tench Bhatta, Kiani Road, Dhoke Chaudharian, Afshan Colony and other areas.
“After the water reduction from the dam, the RCB had to supply water through water tanks,” the spokesperson said adding that water from tube-wells was being supplied to several areas in the fullness of time.
He said that all-out efforts were being made to meet the water demand of the residents of cantonment areas.
The official said that action would be taken against those who waste water for washing cars, gardening, and other purposes and their connections will be severed. “The RCB is also taking action against those who have illegal water connections,” the spokesman said.
He said that the RCB has been effectively pursuing its plan to avert water crisis and ensure uninterrupted water supply to the residents.
Answering a question, he said that there were 50,568 water connections in RCB areas.