Karachi is the biggest city in Pakistan and also one of the most thickly populated cities in the world. Its population has increased rapidly and accordingly has given rise to many social problems of which water crisis being the main issue these days.
With the Water Board unable to provide adequate water and with pumping stations rendered useless due to fluctuating electricity, Karachiites have been left to fend for themselves in the current water crisis. Karachiites are being forced to turn to water tankers and boring machines to meet their needs. While the Water Board touts project the fluctuating electricity as the main reason for insufficient supply, KElectric has claimed that the electricity cables at the pumping stations are to blame. They have also stated that it is Water Board’s responsibility to get these cables replaced so that the pumping stations can operate effectively.
Any measure to improve the supply of filtered water has also not been adopted by the government. Problems due to improper drainage system are also becoming a matter of concern among the people. The alarming increase in the disorderliness of drainage lines is posing serious threats for people, especially in poor areas. Filth and dirt runs down the channels by the footpath and children play therein. We have malaria, cholera and dysentery still destroying our children because such things exist.
Not only the under-developed areas of Karachi, but also the well developed areas are going through severe water issues which aren’t solved till now, not even any action has been taken by our government to solve these issues. In the end it is the general public who is suffering and there is no one to take responsibility for the prevailing water crunch. — Karachi