RAWALPINDI - Water crisis has aggravated in the areas of cantonment board including Dhok Jumma, Dhok Kalhore and other vicinities.

This is thickly populated area of the city and its population exceeds millions but it stands deprived of even the basic amenity of clean drinking water. “We are not receiving a drop of drinking water from the cantonment board. Water supply has been disconnected since the last several weeks, said a group of residents of Dhok Jumma.

“Our women have to fetch water daily from remote areas for kitchen use and drinking purpose, said Fazal Karim, resident of Dhok Kalhore. “We have sent countless applications to the concerned authorities for restoration of water supply but all our entreaties have fallen flat, said a group of housewives. The residents have demanded immediate supply of water otherwise they will be forced to hold protest rallies.

INP adds: The faulty tube well located on Jahangir Road in Chaklala Cantonment Board (CCB) has caused water shortage for the residents of the locality for the last 10 days. Residents talking to INP said that tube wells on the Jahangir Road which provides water to dwellers of the locality has been dysfunctional for last 10 days, adding that they were facing shortage of water.

They said that operator deputed on the tube well said pumping machine of the tube well was damaged. They said that Cantonment Board officials assured to repair tube well in one or two days but despite passage of 10 days water supply remained suspended.

Meanwhile, thickly populated areas of the RCB including Dhok Juma, Dhok Kalhore and other adjoining areas have been facing water shortage for last few weeks. Residents threatened to stage protest if provision of water supply was not ensured to these localities.