KARACHI - The task of increasing the revenue of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) during the current financial year can be hard for newly appointed MD KWSB, Fazal-ur-Rehman. The previous MD Ghulam Arif had failed to increase the revenue of the board because of extensive financial crisis, The Nation learnt on Wednesday. The KWSB officials appear to be taking various measures to increase the revenue of the Board through collection of KWSB water, sanitation and conservancy bills and its dues. "But they never have been successful in this, whereas, the induction of the newly recruitment of around 6,000 employees in KWSB few months back has also added to the financial burden, sources privy to the matter told The Nation. Since the deduction in the Octroi tax and single transfer tax collection the CDGK is already facing more than Rs 3billion deficit and still its parent organisation is not ready to change to any remedial measure, as KWSB collected only 30 to 40pc taxes imposed from the citizens. Various schemes were adopted in the past by KWSB management to increase the revenue, however, it is not clear whether it is the incompetence the staff or they don't even intend to boost the revenue altogether. Sources say that it was decided three years ago that advertisement of different companies would be published on the KWSB bills as other utility services including KESC, PTCL and SSGC are were doing and doing well. "But unfortunately not even a single advertisement could be printed on the KWSB bills so far and the place meant for this have been blank ever since due to poor performance of the officers at KWSB recovery department", sources said. They said it was high time when City Nazim Mustafa Kamal and MD KWSB must take effective measures in this regard. The Nation tried to contact Deputy Managing Director of Recovery for KWSB Mehmood Qadir but he was not available for the comments.