Karachi's Water Crisis Due to Contamination, Shortages, Faulty Infrastructure

26 Nov 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistan’s largest city faces problems with unclean water supply, water shortages caused by theft and faulty infrastructure, and high water prices for supply via water tankers, experts said at a seminar this week on Karachi’s water crisis.Dr. Noman Ahmed of the NED University of Engineering and Technology, said that about 40 percent of urban deaths in Pakistan are the result of drinking contaminated water.Amra Javed, an executive member of local NGO Shehri-Citizens for a Better Environment (CBE) agreed that water contamination was a major problem for the city, along with severe shortages, lack of capacity at the local utility, and lack of funds...

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