KARACHI - Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) has decided to rehabilitate 125-year-old wells to get 15 million gallon water daily for the city. The Damlooti wells are located in the suburbs of the city in Malir district, which were the only source of potable water. These wells were constructed during British colonial era to supply water to the city.According to the statement, KWSB Managing Director Misbahuddin Fareed presided over a meeting of officials of the Board on Friday to review the plan before its execution aimed at overcoming the water shortage in the City.The Damlooti wells were inoperative since long, as the water level had decreased in the area due to excavation of sandstones and gravel from the Malir and Sukhhan rivers that used to flow in rainy season and raised subsoil water level.The KWSB officials presented a survey report, according to which, preventing excavation of sandstone and gravel was must to rehabilitate the Damlooti wells. The meeting was informed that the managing director had already sent a request to the home department and other authorities concerned in this regard.Discussing the financial aspect of the plan, it was directed to submit PC-I for the approval so that the project could be started without any delay.Scientific strategy for removal of waste: KMC Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan has said that a comprehensive survey would be conducted to arrange scientific disposal of chemical waste discharged from industries in the Korangi Tannery Industrial Area so that municipal facilities in this area could be provided in a better manner.He expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Tanneries Association. The meeting was also attended by Director General Technical Services Altaf G Memon, Municipal Commissioner East Shafiq-ur-Rehman whereas President Khursheed Ahmed, Vice-Chairman Fawwad Jawed and member Gulzar Feroz and high officials represented Pakistan Tannery Association.The Metropolitan Commissioner said that a comprehensive survey would be conducted to fulfil the municipal requirements of Tannery Industry in Korangi.The PC-1 would be prepared to solve these problems in the light of recommendations put forward by the people concerned. He said that thousand of tons of industrial waste discharged from different factories in Korangi Tannery and its disposal on scientific basis needs proper solid waste management in this area. He said that beside disposal of chemical waste, it was also necessary to make arrangements for maintenance of roads, infrastructure, street lights and water drainage system.Matanat further said that chemical waste discharging from tannery factories contains poisonous chemicals. He also said that District Municipal Corporation and KMC jointly work for the resolving municipal problems of this area.He said that drains for the drainage of rainwater were being used for sewerage use which was not right for which separate sewerage system would be installed.Pakistan Tanneries Association President Khursheed Ahmed said that thousands of people were associated with the leather processing industry in the country whereas a considerable amount was paid in the head of tax to government therefore problems of tannery industry should be solved on preferential basis.KMC organises Naat contest: KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that the life of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) is the best example for us to follow and we could achieve the success by following the same.He said that reciting Naat was the height of humanity and this should continue not only in Ramadan but the whole year.He expressed these views while addressing as chief guest of Naat Competition organized by KMC in collaboration with Pakistan Crescent Youth Organization for students of Karachi on Friday.Senior Director Culture, Sports and recreation Rehan Khan, Director Culture Khursheed Shah, Chairman Youth Organization Nadeem Shaikh and other office bearers were present on this occasion.He urged the students to follow the Sunnat of Holy Prophet (PBUH) by seeking knowledge and focus on it.The pattern of Crescent Youth Organisation Naeem Qureshi informed that it was the 27th Mehfil-e-Naat organised by Youth Organisation with cooperation of KMC.In the end Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed gave prizes to winners of Naat Competition.