Karachi: Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, the Karachi head of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), stated on Monday that the party will launch a major protest over Karachi’s water scarcity.
He presented a date-by-date strategy for the agitation during a news conference at the Idara Noor-e-Haq, the JI’s central headquarters in Karachi. On Friday, he added, protest sit-ins will be staged at 100 locations around the city, and on September 8, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board’s headquarters would be besieged.
He slammed the Pakistan Peoples Party’s Sindh administration, saying it lacked a system to ensure a reasonable and equitable water supply across the megacity. He went on to say that some affluent districts, like Defence, lacked water pipes.