LAHORE Setting another example of misuse of powers by the members of ruling parties, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan and MNA Mian Marghoob Ahmad are using the premises of a Wasa office for political purposes. The injustice does not end here as the expenses are to be borne by the Wasa, TheNation has learnt. It also emerged on Monday that the politicians have been using about half of the premises, which also serves as the wastewater disposal centre, since a couple of years by taking advantage of being the elected representatives of the ruling party of the province. The Wasa office is situated on the Main Boulevard of Gulshan-e-Ravi Housing Scheme, near the Ring Road. They are also benefiting from the able support of some Wasa high-ups, who seem having no knowledge of the problems and difficulties being faced by the Wasa employees who have been compelled to use the compound of the office for discharging their official duties. When this scribe visited the office, he witnessed officials registering public complaints while sitting in the compound of the office. On the other hand, the homely condition of some of the rooms, under the use of these political figures, gives a pleasant feeling as the rooms have costly furniture and are adorned with wood work. Not only this, the walls are also freshly painted and attached baths and kitchens are being constructed with colourful costly tiles. Further, the political bigwigs are also using heavy duty air-conditioners installed in their offices, which remain switched on even in their absence. It was also witnessed by this scribe that the premises, nowadays, is being used as election campaign office by these elected representatives. Dozens of political workers and the blue-eyed of the two leaders gather there everyday starting from the wee hours till late at night. A Wasa official, on the request of anonymity, told this newspaper that both the MPs visit the office during the morning and evening hours. When this scribe tried to contact Wasa Managing Director Dr Javed Iqbal for his version, he was told that the official was busy in a meeting. The Wasa spokesman while giving the official version, however, said: The office was earlier in the use of the union council Nazim. When the union councils became defunct, Mashhood Ahmad Khan and MNA Mian Marghoob Ahmad started using it. Rana Mashhood and Mian Marghoob were not available for their comments.