Sanitation conditions highly poor in Pakistan

STAFF REPORT ISB: Sanitation and hygiene situation in Pakistan remains at a crisis point as just 48 per cent of the population has access to improved sanitation and more than 40 million people continue to defecate in the open. Only 24 per cent households in the country have access to underground and covered drains, 42 per cent have access to open drains and 33 per cent live with no system.

These statistics were revealed during a recently held 2nd Pakistan Conference on Sanitation (

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Potable water, sanitation, hygiene project worth Rs 10b starts in Punjab

STAFF REPORT ISB: The Punjab government, while taking a step forward towards improving the quality of life, based on sustainable development of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, has allocated a handsome amount of Rs 10 billion out of its annual budget.
This allocation would be consumed to run the project – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) – across the province.
The WASH project has a cross-cutting effect on several aspects of our life like health, education, female

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Poor water, sanitation cost Pakistan Rs 343b annually

STAFF REPORT IBD: Contaminated drinking water and insufficient sanitation facilities cost the national kitty Rs 343 billion annually in Pakistan in terms of ailment and environmental degradation, experts at a donors debriefing session recently organized by the Ministry of Climate Change revealed.They said that the financial losses related to poor water quality and insufficient sanitation that stood at Rs 112 in 2006 had increased to Rs 343 billion annually making four per cent of the GDP.In his

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