Water Pollution In Pakistan: It’s A Dire Situation

While the cold Quetta wind gushed to Karachi this week to bring temperatures down, there were in parallel heated discussions taking place at the Karachi Registry of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The Supreme Court ordered the Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah along with ex-Mayor Karachi


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  • Education

    Article 25A of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 states that all Pakistani citizens, aged between five and sixteen year have the right to free and compulsory education.
    In addition, Pakistan is a signatory to the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Article 26 of the UDHR requires all signatory member states to provide free education to children.
    Despite this, Pakistan’s educational landscape remains bleak and the statistics are depressing. At the moment Pakistan ranks second in the global ranking of countries with the highest number of out-of-school children. That is an estimated 25 million Pakistani children of school-going age who are not attending primary or secondary schools. Worldwide, one out of every ten children, of primary school going age, who does not go to primary school lives in Pakistan.
    At the secondary school level the picture is bleaker as an abysmally low 32% of Pakistani children are enrolled …

  • Discharge of Untreated Waste Water into River Ravi

    The Executive Committee of the Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan has filed a public interest writ petition before the Lahore High Court regarding the discharge of untreated wastewater into the River Ravi.
    The River Ravi is one of the three Western rivers of the Indus Basin whose waters were allocated to India under the Indus Waters treaty, 1960. Since the early 21st Century, the development of irrigation and water infrastructure in India has meant that little or no water flows across the Indo-Pak border in the River Ravi.
    Unfortunately the banks of the River Ravi along Lahore are used for the discharge of untreated domestic and industrial wastewater and effluent. There are over a dozen disposal stations and two surface water drains that discharge untreated wastewater into the river. The levels of impurities in the water are in excess of National Environmental Quality Standards set by the Pakistan Environment Protection Council …