Who's Online

Error message

  • Warning: include(/home/waterinf/public_html/profiles/option.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in include() (line 6066 of /home/waterinf/public_html/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: include(): Failed opening '/home/waterinf/public_html/profiles/option.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/opt/alt/php54/usr/share/pear:/opt/alt/php54/usr/share/php') in include() (line 6066 of /home/waterinf/public_html/includes/common.inc).

PAKISTAN: Parliament hears 99% of Balochistan do not receive clean water (17/04/14)

A parliamentary panel in Pakistan’s lower house has been told that 99% of the state of Balochistan’s population do not receive clean drinking water.

The secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Kamran Ali Qureshi, said that a study in which 12,000 samples were collected found that 99% of the drinking water in the state was unsafe for drinking.

The state of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was ranked second worst, with 93% of water samples found to be contaminated. In Punjab only 21% of water samples were safe, and in Sindh the figure was 28%. In the federal capital, 59% of samples were safe for drinking.

On questioning, the Minister said that the departments remit only covered sample testing and reporting, and that provincial governments are responsible for providing clean water.