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Water Shortage

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.

Efforts required at all levels to avert potential water crisis

Pakistan is one of the few countries facing serious water shortage. The safe drinking water is not in access of majority of the population and hence, serious and collaborated efforts at every level are required to respond to the challenge and to prevent it from becoming a bigger crisis.

Country to face dry spell till December, says PMD

ISLAMABAD:
An ongoing dry spell in the country is likely to persist till December, possibly causing an acute water shortage, the Met office said on Saturday. It has directed all concerned authorities, along with farmers and domestic users, to conserve water or risk severe water crisis in the near future.

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.

Water Shortage in Pakistan

Early this year, the New York Times ominously warned in a report that “energy-starved Pakistanis, their economy battered by chronic fuel and electricity shortages, may soon have to contend with a new resource crisis: major water shortages.”

Quoting Khawaja Asif, the report said: “A combination of global climate change, waste and mismanagement have led to an alarmingly rapid depletion of Pakistan’s water supply under the present situation, in the next six to seven years, Pakistan can be a water-starved country.”

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