Suffocation incident: 3 WASA officials suspended

FAISALABAD: Managing Director, Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Faqeer Mohammad has suspended three WASA officials including an assistant director for their alleged negligence with regard to the incident of suffocation.

Taking action on the incident, in which three youths of Mohallah Rasheed Abad Bilal Park died of suffocation, the MD WASA suspended Assistant Director Khalid, Supervisor Abdul Ghafoor and Oversear Arslan Ahmed.

Addressing a press conference at WASA Office, Vice Chairman WASA Mian Irfan Mannan along with MD WASA expressed the grief and sorrow over the tragic incident and said that area people were illegally connecting a private sewerage line with WASA trunk line due to which the above mentioned officials were suspended.

He said that an inquiry committee had been constituted to probe into the matter and further action would be taken on the report of the committee.

Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Momin Agha has formed a 3-member committee including Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Headquarter Aftab Ahmad, SSP Operations Rana Mohammad Massom and Assistant Commissioner (AC) Ahmar Sohail Kaifi to probe into the matter.