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Keenjhar to continue supplying water to Karachi

Keenjhar Lake – the lifeline of Karachi metropolitan is supplying the usual 1,200 cusecs of water to Karachi and will continue doing so for a month more if there is no interruption and its system remains operative despite the ongoing water crisis in Sindh.

This has been claimed by the Keenjhar Lake Irrigation Department engineer Waseem Shaikh while talking to this scribe on Tuesday.

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Overruling apprehensions about the suspension of water supply to Karachi if the prevalent water crisis continues, he said that the Keenjhar Lake is currently at 48.40 RL (Reservoir Level) against the maximum level of 54 RL. At this juncture the official disclosed that the KB (Kalri Baghar) feeder upper is routinely streaming 1,320 cusecs per day into the Keenjhar Lake reservoir. In another development to streamline and ensure water supply and avert suspension to the urban areas of Thatta district, particularly the twin towns of Thatta and Makli, PPP’s MPA from constituency 78 Ghorabari Haji Ali Hassan Zardari has announced to have furnished PC-1 of 28 inch diameter water supply pipeline from Keenjhar Lake to Thatta. The pipeline is worth Rs2.5 billion.

The PC-1, prepared by Public Health Engineering Department, is with the Sindh chief minister for approval. Deliberating with media men, he said that in this regard, 12 acres of land have been identified to build water reservoirs and water ponds at Makli to avoid water crisis in the future.

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