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Afridi slams previous governments over Karachi water crisis




Former Pakistan and Peshawar Zalmi captain slammed the previous governments for not doing anything to tackle the looming water crisis and their inability to resolve the water shortage facing the country’s financial capital Karachi.

Afridi disappointed with previous governments’ performances

In a tweet, the former best all-rounder in the world, highlighted the fact that Pakistan was established 70 years ago, but the water crisis still looms upon us. He also reiterated the cry of Karachiites and questioned the authorities over the unavailability of water in Pakistan’s largest city.

He also added that governments have come and gone, but the water crisis is yet to be tackled.

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Karachi’s water reserves have dropped to dangerously low levels

The water levels of Hub dam, one of the only two main water reserves of Karachi, have dropped to dangerously low levels. This has created a water shortage in the metropolis.

In 1950, the per capita water availability in Pakistan was over 5,000 m3. In 1990, that capacity fell, bringing the country dangerously close to the “water-stress line” and in 2005, it crossed the “water-scarcity line”. If the present situation continues, Pakistan will approach the absolute “water-scarcity line” by 2025.

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