Industrialists defy 285 percent increase in water tariff

KARACHI: The Industrial Associations Pakistan has rejected 285 percent increase in water tariff by water board. "Water Board has raised rates for water from Rs 87 per 1000 gallon to Rs 204," said Korangi Association of Trade & Industry Chairman Muhammad Arshad Siddique.
He said that this increase will raise the production cost of industry materials.
Federal B Area Industries Association Chairman Rasheed Powderwala said that water rates in Punjab Industrial Area were Rs 53 and in Baluchistan it were Rs 52 per 1,000 gallon, however in Sindh, Water Board has been charging same price per single gallon.

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Federal B Area Industries Association Chairman Rasheed Powderwala

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