An illegal hydrant has been set up about a month ago, on the roadside of the Main National Highway between IslamiKanta and Manzil Petrol Pump, where water tankers are filled day and night. This has resulted in severe shortage of drinking water in vast adjoining areas including Sindhi Jamaat Housing Society, MarviGoath, Qauidabad, Zafar Town, Qazafi Town, JoggiMorr and Shah Lateef Town

In this scorching heat, man-made severe shortage of drinking water is another big blow on the back of poor people. On behalf of severely affected people of the area, I hereby request Sindh Chief Minister, Minister for Local Bodies and Chief of Water Board to order immediate removal of the illegal hydrant in order to restore water supply to the people.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL,

Karachi, June 29.