WHO: Only 36 percent Pakistanis getting safe drinking water

ISLAMABAD: Only 36 percent Pakistani populace by and large, including 41 percent urban and 32 percent provincial is utilizing safe savoring water the country, a world Health Organization report uncovered.

Aftereffects of the water quality observing endeavors of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) show that 69 to 85 percent gathered examples of water were polluted. The Ministry of Science and Technology has built up 24 Water Quality Monitoring Laboratories everywhere throughout the country to check nature of water on the gave tests, an authority of service told APP.

He additionally included that the low quality of drinking water has constrained an extensive cross-segment of citizens to purchase filtered water. As an outcome of this extending market a mushroom development of filtered water industry in the country is seen amid the most recent couple of years.

In any case, a considerable lot of the mineral/filtered water organizations were discovered offering bottled water. To screen and enhance the nature of filtered water, the Government of Pakistan through Ministry of Science and Technology has assigned the undertaking to PCRWR for quarterly observing of packaged/mineral water marks and advertise the outcomes.

As per the observing report for the quarter from July to September, 2017, 104 examples of Mineral/Bottled water brands have been gathered from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Peshawar, Multan, Lahore, Quetta, Bahawalpur, Tandojam, Karachi and Muzaffarabad. Correlation of diagnostic discoveries with reasonable breaking points of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has uncovered that 9 brands (i.e. Clean Plus, NICE, Blue Ice, Pacific Pure, Rise Water, Al-Shalal, Al-Safia, GEM Water and Do Aab Water) were observed to be dangerous because of substance and microbiological defilements.