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Balochistan: Pakistani region facing acute clean drinking water shortage Balochistan Water Shortage
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Balochistan: Pakistani region facing acute clean drinking water shortage

India Blooms News Service | @justearthnews | 25 Jan 2023, 12:45 am

Quetta: Pakistan's Balochistan region is facing an acute clean drinking water shortage as most of the water filtration plants installed at various locations in the province are currently out of order, media reports said on Tuesday.

Due to faulty water filtration plants, a large portion of the population in Balochistan has no access to filtered potable water, reports APP.

“Only 25 percent of Balochistan’s dwellers have access to clean drinking water,” a member of civil society told APP.

Local residents urged the government to restore the non-functional water plants.

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 supply of quality drinking water to the general public.

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

He said resolving the issue is a top priority of the government.