The residents of Cantonment Areas are facing acute shortage of water due to negligence of authorities concerned.

Residents of the area affected have alleged that the administration was deliberately creating the crisis to reward the Tanker Mafia.

Residents who approached the INP said the water crisis in Cantt Area of Rawalpindi has been going on for several years now. While some areas get extra water, the crowded localities of poor people are made the target of shortage as they have no voice. They say that they are left with no alternatives but to pay to the Tankers to meet their needs.

According to details a private Tanker is selling water for Rs 1500 to 2000 in Cantt areas, while the residents say Cantt administration has rationed the water and provide water with the gap of one day, and mostly open the water at the time of Load shedding.

Residents of Rawalpindi have accused the authorities concerned off being indifferent to their problems and paying no heed to their repeated requests. They have appealed to Corps Commander and the Station Commander to pay attention to their grievances and order that the timing of water supply are fixed when electricity was available.