Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) has notified reduction in timeframe for obtaining a commercial connection.
Applicants will now be able to receive water and sewerage connections in 21 days compared to 61 days previously. The notification outlines only six (6) steps for commercial connections compared to twenty-seven (27) steps mentioned in the previous KWSB SOP.
KWSB waived the requirement of property tax valuation form (PT-1) for new connection applications. The PT-1 was a prerequisite for applications previously. KWSB has also reduced the number of accompanying documents required to apply for connections to four (4) from eight (8) previously. These changes have been updated on the KWSB website for citizens’ information.
The Government of Sindh is moving aggressively to transform the regulatory environment of the province. The aim is to make Sindh an easy and most competitive place to do business. The government has formed Sindh Investment Climate Improvement Cell (SICIC) – a dedicated unit for execution of the reform agenda. Sindh Board of Investment Chairperson Ms Naheed Memon is the focal person for doing business reforms in Sindh. This reform is a part of the larger plan developed with the help of World Bank to implement doing business reform at the federal and provincial level.