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Severe water crisis irks locals, tourists in Murree

Severe water shortage in the residential areas and hotels of Murree has created problems for the local people and visiting tourists.

Due to breakage of the only main pipeline supplying water to Murree, severe water shortage emerged in the residential area, hotels and restaurants of the tourists resort. The local population and tourists visiting Murree from across the country had to suffer due to water shortage and they were forced to purchase water for drinking and other use.

USAID Helping Pakistan Solve Water Issues

JAMSORO: US Consul General Brian Heath congratulated 20 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) students and faculty who are part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded U.S. Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W).

The delegates are heading to the University of Utah to do research as part of the organization’s exchange program.

“We are proud to empower scientists and researchers in Pakistan so they can contribute to solving the country’s water scarcity problems,” said Consul General Health.

Water in Dams rising across Pakistan after dense rains

ISLAMABAD: Dams’ water across Pakistan have been raising after dense rains while Kabul River has come under low level flood on Wednesday, 24 News reported.

According to details, water storage in Tarbela Dam is 2 lacks, 13 thousand cusec of water while outflow of water is 90 thousand cusec of water. 1511, 87 feet water level has been reported in Tarbela Dam. Moreover, inflow of water in Mangla Dam is 3 lacks, 35 thousand and 710 cusec of water has been reported while outflow of water is 15 thousand cusec of water.

Challenge of Water Pricing

Increasing urbanisation in Pakistan is exerting population pressure on the cities. The burgeoning population further limits capacity to utilise existing insufficient public services and infrastructure. This eventually leads to horizontal expansion of cities in the absence of any well-framed laws, and thus further constrains resources, which affect basic human needs and rights such as drinking water.

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