The Peshawar district administration on Wednesday kicked off a drive to recover water and sanitation arrears worth Rs178.5 million from commercial defaulters.
Launched on request of the Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP), teams of the service and the local police will conduct a joint campaign spread over two phases under the supervision of additional assistant commissioners simultaneously in all zones.
In the first phase, defaulters will be served with notices for payment of arrears within seven days. Should they fail to clear their arrears within the given timeframe, they will either be arrested or their property sealed under the second phase of the drive.
Officials said that the list of defaulters comprises some 1,936 commercial consumers including store owners, hotels, hostels, filling stations, wedding halls, offices, cinemas, banks, private and govt schools, educational institutions, markets, bargain centres, factories, water pumps and workshops.