Massive water crisis brings a new economic burden to Karachiites.


KARACHI -- Massive water crisis has gripped Karachi's areas of Gulistan-e-Johar, Baldia, Lyari, Orangi, Keamari, Gul Bai, Shershah, Korangi Industrial Area, Sheerin Jinnah Colony, Site Industrial Area, Korangi residential areas, Defence, Clifton, Qayyumabad, Quaidabad, Landhi and Burns Road, where on average, per family in different segments of the society has been compelled to spend approximately Rs4000 extra on drinking water monthly amid skyrocketing price hike while the residents of highly developed areas - Defence and Clifton - have pay to Rs70 billion per month on tanker water supply, according to an investigative report made by this journalist under a fellowship organized by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF). The investigative report said that the reason behind crippling water crisis in the city is climate change and rising population.

Due to climate...

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