ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Monday urged the relevant authorities to take urgent measures for resolving the water shortage issue being faced by the residents of different sectors of the Federal Capital.
In a statement issued in Islamabad, President ICCI Sheikh Amir Waheed was of the view that water shortage issue in the federal capital has been worsening since long as the water level in Simly and Khanpur dams was decreasing day by day.
He maintained that water shortage was also affecting the growth of business and industrial activities in Islamabad and needed urgent attention of the authorities concerned to resolve it.
He said that with the significant rise in the population of Islamabad, the requirement of water has also increased manifold, but the supply remained around 54 to 55 Million Gallons Per Day (MDG) making supply of water an issue of the federal capital.
Sheikh Amir Waheed said that Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad was planning for water supply project from Ghazii Brotha dam which required laying of around 50 kilometers long pipeline, but it would take years as the MCI has to acquire land from Punjab and KP to materialize this project.
He urged the MCI for working out some short term solutions to cope with rising water issue in Islamabad and to provide relief to the residents.