35,000 Residents Provided with Safe Drinking Water
18 Mar, 2016
Imran Khan Foundation has over the years stayed true to its commitment of facilitating the least privileged sections of the Pakistani society in their access to basic services in a post-disaster scenario. Hence, in the aftermath of the floods in 2014; it was observed that the ground water in the affected districts of Punjab was contaminated and didn’t remain safe for human consumption.
In due course, Chairman Imran Khan and the Board of Governors of Imran Khan Foundation instructed the IKF staff to conduct an assessment of water in the affected districts of Multan, Chiniot, Muzafargarh, DG khan and other adjoining areas.
After conducting orientation sessions, building networks across the community; IKF formulated a plan of action. Areas were finalized where IKF was going to install deep-well hand pumps. Water samples were tested and a plan of intervention was finalized.
As of now, IKF teams who have been working in the areas of Muzafargarh, Multan, Chiniot, Khairpur and DG khan have installed a total of 200 deep-well hand pumps in the aforementioned areas. These hand pumps are operational by now and are providing an approximate of 35000 individuals residing in the flood affected areas with clean healthy drinking water.
More such activities are in the process of being carried out in others districts of Punjab and according to health experts this will go a long way in improving the overall health of the people in these areas and also prevent various water borne diseases that plague the populace of these areas on a routine basis.
Details and further updates regarding this ‘safe drinking water’ project will be shared with the respected audience in due course…