KDA town residents complain of broken streets, water shortage.

KOHAT -- The residents of posh KDA Township here on Monday complained about dilapidated streets, overloaded power transformers and water shortage.

They aired their grievances while speaking at an open kutchery called by the district administration.

PTI MPA Ziaullah Bangash, additional deputy commissioner Bashir Ahmed, deputy general manager of Water Supply and Sanitation Company (WSSC) Atif Afeef and deputy director KDA Eng Wasiuddin were also present.

Many elders and residents boycotted the forum to protest officials' lack of interest in resolving the issues the town had been facing for years.

However, a small number of residents participated, raising issues of water shortage, obsolete power supply infrastructure and broken streets.

The residents said the people had constructed houses spending millions of rupees to get the facilities promised at the time of auction of plots. However, they lamented that they were still awaiting the promised facilities. They pointed out that overloaded power transformers were not replaced. They said Rs130 million paid for transformers in Phase-II had not been installed in seven years.

They said sectors 1, 2, 6, 7, and 10 in Phase-I were facing acute water shortage and power supply issues. Similarly, they said there was no water supply in all sectors of Phase II, forcing people to purchase the commodity.

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