KOHAT: The Kohat Development Authority (KDA) has been ordered by the Water Supply and Sanitation Company to pay Rs30.5 million in unpaid dues dating back to 2020.

WSSC chief executive officer Rauf Khan said in a statement released here on Monday that the company could not pay wages to its sanitation workers and cover operating expenses due to non-payment of dues.

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According to the agreement, the KDA was required to pay Rs50 million in sanitation charges per year to pay wages to the workers. Hidayatullah Khan, KDA accounts officer, said the authority had already paid Rs19.5 million in WSSC dues and that the remaining Rs30.5 million would be paid in instalments.

He said the authority was in financial trouble because the under-construction judicial complex owed the authority Rs70 million. According to the KDA official, the tehsil municipal administration owed Rs9 million.

He said, however, that the WSSC was withholding information about the Rs1.8 million in water connections given to 3,000 households.

According to the KDA official, the local government recently established a budget committee to approve the financial needs of the organizations operating under the uplift body.

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