The capital of Balochistan (Quetta) faces scarcity of water since a long time. The masses don’t have water for drinking & domestic usage. The Water & Sanitation Authority (WASA) Quetta totally failed to provide water and have no future road map for it. Most of the local tube well are dysfunctional due to unavailability of funds. According to WASA officials that there are more than 2500 government & private tube well functioned in the city. And, the daily water consumption necessity is 94%.So, its very difficult to fulfill the demands of masses. On the other side, the surface area of water is going down which is alarming situation for our coming days.
Following are the said suggestions for solving the water shortage problem in Quetta! First….. Government should allocate huge amount of fund for the water sector in the annual budget.
Second: Strict action should be taken against private tanker mafias who are involved in irregularities of water consumption.
Third: Government must design newly water sector policy & department. Fourth, Government should build new action dams on immediate basis in order to save the water.
Quetta, capital of Balochistan, with a population almost 3 millions is facing the severe challenge of deadly virus COVID-19. The city is on lockdown situation since last two weeks.It is now sealed off from other parts of the country. There is no movement of peoople inside and outside city. Social life of people completely disrupted. The shopping malls, and bazar’s main markets are closed. Majority of people started quarantine themselves at homes but at the same time government has established three quarantine centers at different location. The people who entered from Taftan Iran border, kept in these isolation centers. On the other hands, Pakistan’s total cases of coronavirus crossed over 12,00.