Balochistan faces acute water shortage


Balochistan is facing an acute shortage of clean drinking water as most of the water filtration plants installed at various locations in the province were out of order. Due to faulty water filtration plants, a large part of the population in Balochistan has no access to potable water, civil societies said.

“Only 25 per cent of Balochistan’s dwellers have access to clean drinking water”, they added. The local people urged the government to restore the closed water plants to ensure the provision of clean drinking water. Talking to APP, an official of the Balochistan government said the government had decided to rehabilitate and restore water filtration plants in the province on an emergency basis to ensure quality drinking water to the masses.

Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has directed the officials concerned to rehabilitate out-of-order filtration plants within a month, he added.—APP