WATER is the basic need of all creatures and no living being can survive without it. However, it seems that those at the helm of affairs think that the living beings of Sehwan are somehow different from the rest in the sense that they think we can survive without water. There is no other explanation for the lack of provision of clean water to the masses.
The need for water has never been felt more acutely than has been the case in recent times. People have to go out in search of clean water under the scorching sun while fasting. There is no water in mosques for the purpose of ablution. Even the reverse osmosis plants are shut because they have not been kept functional.
The water tanker mafia is taking full advantage of the misery of the people and is charging Rs1,500-2,000 for a single tanker. How can the poor afford such an amount on a regular basis?
Babar Sattar Halepoto
Published in Dawn, May 10th, 2021