ISLAMABAD: The water supply to Rawalpindi and Islamabad from the Khanpur Dam was restored on Sunday after the Capital Development Authority (CDA) paid its share of electricity dues to the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco).
A CDA spokesman said that the civic body has paid Rs13.68 million to the Iesco after which the power supply to the Sangjani water treatment plant was restored.
He said that at present the electricity dues to the tune of Rs180 million are to be paid by the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board, while Rs5 million are due against the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa), Rawalpindi. “If these two civic bodies pay their dues to the CDA, all payment under the head of electricity bills can be cleared,” the CDA official said.
It may be pointed out here that the electricity connections of the CDA headquarters and other offices and installments, including its offices located at the old Naval Headquarters, Iqbal Hall and sewage treatment plant are disconnected for more than three weeks due to non-payment of heavy amount of bills of over Rs1.6 billion. As a result, the CDA has to spend big money to operate generators with diesel. Sources said that the CDA is holding negotiations with the Iesco to reconcile the actual amount of bills.