Pakistan Steel Mills is a defaulter of Rs 332.67 million as of June 2013 reported Karachi Water & Sewerage Board Revenue Department. According to Karachi Water & Sewerage Board Revenue Department, Pakistan Still Mills owed KW&SB Rs 196.63 million in outstanding dues till September 2011 and these outstanding dues have increased up to Rs 332.67 million till June 2013.
Pakistan Steel has paid a total sum of Rs 111.20 million during this period however outstanding dues excluding water and sewerage bill for the current month ie July 2013 is not included in the outstanding dues yet. KW&SB is going through financial crises and during this time it is KW&SB Authorities’ duty to ensure that dues are recovered for the betterment of the institution. However KW&SB can disconnect water supply and sewerage facilities to Steel Mills and other Defaulting Government institution with the permission of higher officials.
Beside Pakistan Steel Mills, Karachi Municipal Corporation owes KW&SB Rs 700 million, Public Health Department owes Rs 550 million, PWD owes Rs 498 million, Education Department Sindh Rs 245.8 million, Provincial Buildings (PWS) owes Rs 90.27 million, Pakistan Railways owes Rs 150.54 million, Printing Corporation of Pakistan owes Rs 14.50 million, Faisal Cantonment Board Rs 26.8 million, Korangi Cantonment Board Rs 13.7 million, Malir Rs 100 million, Clifton Cantonment Board Rs 80 million, Machine Tool Factory RS 11 million, Hockey Club Stadium Rs 21 million, District Jail Malir Rs 100 million and SITE Limited is a defaulter of Rs 65 million in outstanding dues.
Despite several reminders and letters these institutions are not paying their bills. Therefore, KW&SB is not in a position to continue provision of Water and Sewerage Facilities since KW&SB is going through financial crises and is in need of financial resources. KW&SB spokesperson hoped that all government institutions would help KW&SB by paying their outstanding bills.-PR