ISLAMABAD  - The residents of twin cities have no option except to drink filthy and contaminated water that posing serious threats to their health as twin cities are facing severe water crisis for the last couple of years.

Residents of sectors G-9, G-10, I-8, I-9 and I-10, Satellite Town have posed a strong protest against shortage of water supply and the receiving of money by the CDA and WASA in order to get tanker of water at resident’s doorstep.

“ Even we pay huge taxes but we have to pay money for one tanker to get it to the doorstep when there is shortage of water, it is absolutely unfairness with the taxpayers”, Amjad Ali said.

“Even after the registration of complains we are not responded timely by the CDA”, Nazir Ahmad said. “The residents of twin cities have been facing severe water shortage in summers since last many years and despite tall claims by the authorities and successive governments, no new dam has been constructed yet”, Sohail Abbasi said. The residents appealed to the concerned authorities to take notice of the situation and to issue directive in this regard.   

Twin cities of Rawalpindi-Islamabad are facing total blockage of water supply from Khanpur dam for the fourth consecutive day.

This situation has created acute shortage of water supply for residents of sectors of G-11, G-10, and G-9 in particular; with housewives having to make water arrangements from faraway sources.

Meanwhile IESCO has also severed electricity, which helps pump water to Islamabad from Sang jani area over non-payment of electricity bills by CDA, forcing citizens to launch a strong protest and demand for restoration of supplies.