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    Drinking Water Quality Challenges In Pakistan Sick

  • Fix water quality in 7 days or face shutdown, CJP warns mineral water companies

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday directed mineral water companies to pay the price of ground water and fix the quality of their water by next Monday, warning them that the companies would otherwise be shut downWhile hearing a case regarding the use of ground water by mineral water companies at the Supreme Court, the top judge said that the judicial commission's report was inconclusive, adding that mineral water companies...

  • Drinking water shortage persists in Mohmand areas

    GHALANAI: Several wells and water supply schemes have dried up because of the prolonged dry spell and depletion of water table in the hilly areas of tribal region, particularly the border areas of Khwezai and Biazai, forcing the tribal people to buy drinking water from private tanker owners...

    “I bring drinking water from about nine kilometers on donkey cart to my home as several areas in Baizai tehsil of Mohmand Agency have been...

  • ‘Limit of arsenic in drinking water set by govt too high’

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on Friday observed that the permissible limit of carcinogenic arsenic in drinking water set by the government was too high...

    Pakistan Council for Research in Water Research Chairman Dr Mohammad Ashraf informed the Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology that the limit of arsenic in drinking water worldwide was set at 10 parts per million (ppm)...

  • Shakardarra is oil-rich, but without drinking water

    KOHAT: The oil- and gas-rich but remote Shakardarra town of Kohat is yet to get drinking water despite orders and commitments by a prime minister, chief ministers, members of parliament, OGDCL and provincial ministers in this regard from time to time...

    The minister visited the area last month and announced that he would himself supervise the water provision project, but so far nothing was visible on the ground...

  • CJP lashes out at Sindh govt for negligence over supply of unsafe drinking water

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar lashed out at the Sindh government for its negligence over the supply of unsafe drinking water across the province, demanding to know where the authorities had spent their funds, DawnNews reported on Monday...

    The chief justice was hearing a petition filed by Advocate Shahab Usto in the Supreme Court Karachi registry against the authorities for their alleged failure in providing clean drinking...

  • Two siblings die after drinking contaminated spring water

    MANSEHRA: Two siblings died and three more were hospitalised after they drank contaminated water from a spring in Khabal village of Oghi tehsil here on Tuesday...

    “We declared emergency in local hospitals following the death of two siblings over the consumption of a spring’s contaminated water as suggested by preliminary investigation,” district health officer Dr Shahzad Ali Khan told reporters...

  • Two billion people drinking faecal-contaminated water: WHO

    GENEVA: Dramatic impr­o­vements are needed in ens­uring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organ­isation said on Thur­sday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water...

    Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water, the WHO said, urging large investments to help provide universal access to safe drinking water...

  • Karak people decry shortage of drinking water

    KARAK: The residents of Karak city have complained of the acute shortage of drinking water, saying the tehsil municipal administration (TMA) has failed to provide the required quantity of water to them...

    Asif Khan, an official of public health engineering department, when contacted, said that the dwellers of Karak city needed more than 30,000 gallons of water per day...

  • Navy ship brings 1,000 tons of drinking water to Gwadar

    GWADAR: Provision of water to Gwadar through Pakistan Navy tankers continued as another tanker, PNS Nasr, arrived at the port here on Friday with 1,000 tons of fresh drinking water...

    Gwadar is facing an acute shortage of drinking water and Akra Dam, the main source of water supply to the town and adjoining areas, has dried up because of lack of rains in the catchments areas for a long time...

  • All KP districts to have clean drinking water in 10 years

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has made a strategy to ensure supply of drinking water throughout the province at affordable rate in the next 10 years...

    It said predominant source of drinking water in the province was groundwater, but due to the persistent withdrawal and dwindling re-charge process, its resources were depleting rapidly at many places...

  • 20 million drinking arsenic-laced water in Bangladesh: HRW

    DHAKA: Some 20 million poor Bangladeshis are still drinking water contaminated with arsenic, two decades after the potentially deadly toxin was discovered in the supply, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday...

    The problem dates back to the 1970s, when the Bangladesh government drilled millions of shallow tube wells to provide villagers with clean water — not realising that the soil was heavily laced with naturally occurring arsenic......

  • Five most-hit tehsils may get ‘clean’ drinking water

    LAHORE: The Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC), which has been working for one-and-a-half years to ‘check’ water contamination and provide ‘clean and safe’ drinking water to peri-urban and rural communities of the province, is currently installing economically viable filtration plants and cluster water supply systems in five most-affected tehsils as a pilot project...

    The company is expected to deliver drinking water to people in those...

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