MPA concerned over unsafe water in 13 Sindh districts


PTI MPA Khurrum Sherzaman Friday expressed his concern over what he called the report of unsafe water in 13 districts of the province.
Speaking on a call attention notice regarding a report of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), he was of the view that the 13 districts include Sukkur, Larkana, Shikarpur, Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, Tharparkar, Hyderabad and six districts of Karachi division.
Elaborating on this, he claimed that PCRWR since 2005 continuously collected water samples and tested for 300 times and found no improvements in unsafe water.
Khurrum further claimed that due to unsafe drinking water one lac cases of diarrhea were reported in 2014 in government hospitals.
Replying to the call attention notice, Sindh Minister for Local Government (LG) Jam Khan Shoro said that Sindh province is located at tail-end and sewerage water of upper areas also flow here. Sub-soil water of the province is also not sweet and “the situation is not 100 percent ideal,” he accepted.
Adding that the report which had been submitted to the apex court pertaining to water it included that the government had taken measures in this regard.
To another call attention notice tabled by MQM-Pakistan MPA Muhammad Hussain Khan regarding releasing of funds under Community Development Programme, Shoro said that the matter does not belong to his department.
He, answering further call attention notice taken up by the MQM-Pakistan MPA Kamran Khan on the city infrastructure and Karachi Master Plan deterioration, asked who occupied plots and parks in Karachi and started china-cutting in the city.
Adding that MQM destroyed the city and claimed that they are trying to remake it. The Minister to another call attention notice of MQM-Pakistan MPA Muhammad Yousuf Shahwani, said that the administration of District West has been changed and let it be given some time to take positions and deal with issues of the area.—APP

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