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40m Pakistanis without toilets, 27m without clean water: report

More than 27 million Pakistanis do not have access to clean water whereas 40 million are defecating openly due to lack of proper toilets.

According to a report issued by World Resources Institute, Pakistan is on 36th number in the list of 180 countries who is facing severe pressures over providing basic necessities of life including clean water.

Ministry of Climate Change spokesman Saleem Sheikh said that the report has stated that Pakistan is facing scarcity of water which can be turned into famine in near future. He said the only way to avert drought is timely preservation and right use of water.

The report further mentioned that 60 years ago, 50lac litre per person water was available in Pakistan but now the quantity has decreased by five times.

More than 39,000 children below age five fall prey to Cholera every year due to dirty water and inadequate cleanliness situation in Pakistan.

WebDesk. 40m Pakistanis without toilets, 27m without clean water: report. Pakistan Today, March 27, 2017.

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