KARACHI Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) and Chief Engineers seeking explanation regarding contempt of court application on the next hearing to be fixed later. An SHC division bench consisting Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Nisar Muhammad Shaikh was hearing the application filed by Syed Muhammad Iqbal Kazmi. The applicant submitted that the respondent did not follow SHC directive to provide drinking water to Malir areas, Jafar Tayar Cooperative Housing Society, Malir, Husnain Cooperative Housing Society, Malir, Hammar Yasir Cooperative Housing Society, Malir Phase I, phase II, Shabana Town, Muhammadabad, Ghazi Town, Mularam Compound Bakra Peri Road, Bao Goth and other areas. He submitted that despite issuing order by the Sindh High Court the said localities are not being provided basic amenity of drinking water. The plaintiff pointed out that MD KW&SB despite receiving the Courts direction had adopted delaying tactics regarding providing water to the suffering localities. He added that as per High Courts directive 150 trips of water tanker had to be supplied daily to Jaffar Tayyar and adjoining societies of Malir town till the system of water & sewerage is laid, but only 35 trips of water tanker had been provided. MD KW&SB, Chief Engineers KW&SB Najam Alam, Imran Asif, Executive Engineer, Assistant Town Office of Shah Faisal Town, Hozor Bakhsh Kolhoro, owner of Al Mehran and company and other were cited as respondents. Earlier, the application filed a petition seeking providing necessary facilities to the said societies. The petitioners submitted that the said localities have been deprived of basic needs of life including drinking water, proper sewerage system, and such others. They added that around one million people living in the said areas have been suffering from different diseases due to the negligence of the civic agencies, but the authorities concerned are not paying heed to the issues. They pointed out that according to the Constitution all the citizens of the county must be treated equally and should be provided similar facilities, but the concern departments were violating the Constitution by neglecting the said localities. The petitioners also mentioned here that earlier, KW&SB had conducted a survey in all areas of the city and also prepared the detailed report of PC-I, in which over Rs 50 million funds were requested to allocate to lay of pipelines for drinking water, while the report was submitted to MD KW&SB for the final approval. Applicants pleaded to issue order to heads of all the civic agencies and other authorities concerned to provide all the basic facilities to the said areas.