RAWALPINDI: Residents of all the localities under the jurisdiction of Chaklala Cantonment Board Rawalpindi have voiced strong protest against over charging of water bills by the cantonment board
Water supply department of the cantonment board has sent the lump sump water bills to the residents of Jhanda Chichi, Dhok Cheragh Din, Lal Kurti and other areas despite shortage of water in all these areas.
The bills have been based for the entire period from July 2013 to June 2014 and these are 50 percent higher than the previous year of 2013.
The citizens who were charged water bill ranging between Rs 2000 to Rs 2500 last year have been served the bills ranging between Rs 4500 to Rs 5000 this year with increase to the extent of 50 percent.
The citizens have demanded of Executive Officer Chaklala Cantonment Board to withdraw unjust increase in water bills forthwith otherwise they will be forced to hold protest rallies.