Water a main source of life after Oxygen if available in any area humans start dwelling there. Kohat being city of five fountains of fresh and clean drinking water is now bustling with Afghan refugee and Internally Displaced people of Pakistan’s tribal areas. Recently in a speech before participants of sit in in Islamabad leader of PTI Imran Khan had revealed that 80% of Pakistan’s population have no access to clean drinking water.
Internally displaced people of tribal area of Dara Adam Khel now residing in rented houses around my residence says, in remote areas of Dara Adam Khel activity regarding water exploration is underway and now water is available there.
Sources have said that in Dolay Kalay of Lachi area of Kohat traditional water discoverer a sensitive man whom can feel water waves beneath the surface of each through his stick has confirmed that water is available there but people have not enough money to dig wells.
A source says that in Karachi city water supply system is providing water polluted with drain water and majority of people have no access to clean drinking water there, in certain areas of Peshawar situation is also the same.
In remote areas of Punjab clean drinking water is also a rare commodity. Remote areas of Sindh and Baluchistan provinces including federal capital Islamabad are also no exceptions to it.
‘In Maidan tribal area of Khyber Agency sixty hand pimps installed by government to provide clean drinking water to tribal families were destroyed by miscreants,’ a source has said.
Rain water stored in a pool was witnessed as common source of life between animals and humans in Kunj Kunwara area of Jund Punjab. In Karak district of KP due to non availability of clean drinking water kidney diseases are quite common in dwellers there.
With growing awareness in public demand for provision of clean drinking water has been also heard often though no formal campaign regarding it has been witnessed here in Pakistan.
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