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Water scarcity puts people at the mercy of tankers’ mafia

With summer season around the corner, Islamabad is once again in the grip of severe water shortage as water supply to many residential sectors have drastically decreased and many water boreholes in Sector G-11, G-10, G-13, F-11, E-11, D-12 and other sectors have gone dry due to lower water level.

Over 200 schools lack clean drinking water facility

Over 200 primary, middle and secondary schools in Rawalpindi Division lack the facility of clean drinking water.

According to documents, Punjab Education Department has sought details of all the schools functioning in Rawalpindi Division. According to sources, the funds in the budget have been allocated to supply clean drinking water to the schools, however, the authorities have failed to enforce and utilize the funds. The schools are located in seven tehsils including Kotli Sattain, Murree, Kahuta, Kalar Syedain, Taxila, Gujar Khan and Rawalpindi.

FPCCI official highlights water mismanagement

KARACHI - The FPCCI Regional Standing Committee Chairman Ahmad Jawad has said that mismanagement of water and inadequate storages will be biggest threat to the country’s agriculture sector in the near future.

Talking to newsmen here on Tuesday, he said lack of water reservoirs has already caused over a trillion dollars’ worth of economic loss to Pakistan’s economy in the last 30 years, which now manifests itself in the prevalent energy crisis.

Karachi under grip of water scarcity

KARACHI – Water scarcity dogged the economic capital as locals have been badly irked by problem intensified in the metropolis. The residents of Altaf Hussain Town have revealed that they don’t have access to water as water board is not in a mood to solve the matter. In addition, illegal connections have been taken from 48 inch main water pipe in Korangi cross.

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