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Keenjhar water being supplied to Karachi safe: KWSB

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Government agencies are still unsure what caused the contamination of the Keenjhar Lake, which killed thousands of fish and other forms of marine life, while the water utility claimed that water being supplied to the city from the lake was safe for human consumption.

 

Drying up of Katas Raj temple pond has Pak Hindus worried

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A majority of the existing Hindu temples in Pakistan are in a dilapidated condition due to indifference of the successive governments in Islamabad but another disturbing development has alarmed the country's marginalised Hindu community. The sacred pond at Katas Raj temple located on a hill in the Choha Saidan Shah area in the Chakwal district of Pakistan Punjab is drying up at a rapid pace due to the large supply of its water to the nearby towns through tube wells.

Water war

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The whole nation will agree with the fact that President Asif Zardari has stated that water could cause a future war, and further that because of this, he raised the subject with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He said this while talking to journalists’ delegation on Sunday at the Prime Minister’s House in Multan. His saying that Dr Singh said India had no objection if Pakistan went to the international tribunal established by the Indus Basin Waters Treaty showed Dr Singh knew how lackadaisical an approach Pakistan was taking there.

Contaminated water puts at risk Pindiites’ lives

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Around 80 percent water supply schemes in Rawalpindi are providing contaminated water, thus leaving the people at the risk of serious diseases like hepatitis, jaundice and diarrhoea.

The outcome of the technical assessment survey of water supply schemes, conducted in the domains of seven tehsils of Rawalpindi district, has revealed that water supply schemes are providing piped water for drinking purposes, to meet household needs and for other multiple uses to an enumerated population of 1.4 million people on 385 surveyed water schemes.

Poisoned waters

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The contamination of our water bodies and waterways is becoming a source of increasing concern, especially in a situation where the scarcity of drinking water is rising fast and Pakistan, according to international organisations, faces the risk of becoming a water-deficient country. The latest horror story to emerge is about Keenjhar Lake in Sindh which provides most of the water supplied to Karachi.

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