MPAs sign declaration to highlight water scarcity, hygiene issues

Several Sindh Assembly members representing various political parties signed a declaration on Friday to establish a ‘water caucus’ in the provincial legislature to ensure an allied approach to tackling water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) challenges in the province.
The declaration was signed at a seminar on improved water, sanitation and hygiene in Sindh.
Speaking on the occasion, minority MPA Eng.
Pesu Mal Ukrani said clean drinking water was the prime need of the people and the government had taken many initiatives to provide clean drinking water to them.
MPA Jam Madad Ali said municipalities in Sindh were not properly maintaining water supply systems; hence, there was need to look after these systems after their installation.
MPA Dr Mohammad Rafique Babhan said the people of Sindh had been deprived of clean drinking water, which was a matter of grave concern.
“No water supply system across cities and towns of Sindh is providing clean drinking water.
The discharge of sewage into the sea was destroying fish life and needed to be stopped, he said, stressing the need to filter sewage before discharging it into the sea.
Therefore, he said, it was the need of the hour that those laws should be implemented.
She said USAID was installing water supply systems in Jacobabad and the project was nearing completion.

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