It was not shocking to read that around 16 million Pakistanis do not have access to clean water. UK-based WaterAid released a report on World Water Day which is celebrated on 22nd March every year.
The report also claims that poor have to pay more for clean water. The report states: “Pakistan is among the top 10 countries with the greatest number of people living without access to safe water…they have no choice but to collect unsafe water from unsafe sources.”
It is for sure that clean water is not available easily. Even in a city like Karachi water is a big issue. Many areas are without water and they have to rely on water tanker which charge heavily.
Today is International Water Day, Pakistan is designated as one of the most water stressed countries in the World. 🙁
— Knowledge Park (@bilal71881725) March 22, 2016
— US Consulate Karachi (@usconsulatekhi) March 22, 2016
It is also surprising that water is always available for Tankers even if the entire city is facing shortage. Print, Electronic and social Media, multinational corporation (MNC) must play a vital role in this regard. MNCs must at least provide clean water for drinking in villages and slum areas as their corporate social responsibility (some of MNCs are already doing it).
Addressed the ceremony on World Water Day organized by Express Media Group at Marriott Islamabad. pic.twitter.com/5U7B7rGy1D
— Abid Sher Ali (@AbidSherAli) March 22, 2016
I have no expectation from government in this regard therefore no need to demand from them.
By Mubashir Mahmood. He tweets @mubashirmahmood