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Punjab

Kalabagh Dam: Facts about the Indus Water Treaty

Another fiction in regard to Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is that it was engineered by Punjab to deprive Sindh of its waters.

While going through writings on Kalabagh Dam I was astonished to come across some articles in which the authors believe that Punjabis, living on the Eastern and Western divide, after partition started conspiring with each other to deprive Sindh of its share of water. It is an allegation of shocking intensity. A student of history may find the accusation of an alliance between the archenemies living on both sides of Punjab against Sindhis a farfetched idea.

Piped dreams: Water troubles in Pakistan

It is supposed to be safe for the children, but it isn’t. Piped water in urban Punjab is inferior in quality than other sources.

Despite the state being the source of piped water, the incidence of waterborne diseases is more prevalent among young children in urban Punjab among households that rely on piped water supply. Cross-contamination from ill-placed sewage pipes is the likely reason for unsafe piped water.

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