‘70% of population lacks access to clean water’

Governor says 131 water filtration plants will be established in Multan by March-2022

APP January 27, 2022


Punjab Governor Chaudhary Sarwar said that 70% of population in the country lacked the access to safe drinking water.

The Punjab governor stated this during a press conference in Multan. The governor said that he has been working for the establishment of filtration plants in the country since 2013.

Sarwar stated that Aab-e-Pak Authority was introduced to ensure provision of clean water in neglected areas of Punjab. He said that Aab-e-Pak Authority will complete establishment of 131 water filtration plants in Multan division by March-2022.

The governor hinted that he had performed ground breaking of 20 filtration plants during his ongoing tour to south Punjab. "We are also installing solar power hand-pumps in the region. Fatima Fertilizer group also promised installation of 1000 solar power hand-pumps,” He said.

He also said that he has made another commitment of 10,000 solar power filtration plants with different philanthropists of the province.

Governor also hinted that the clean drinking facility was also being provided in schools, colleges and universities.

Responding to a question about inflation, he stated that the inflation is a global phenomenon. However, the government was striving hard to reduce its impact.

Sarwar maintained that 30% discount was being given on different commodities to facilitate the low-income people.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2022.


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