Provide Clean Drinking Water for All
Imran Khan and his team from PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) promised us:
We will increase the supply of safe drinking water in urban slums and rural communities by providing point-of-use solutions and water treatment plants at the local level through public-private partnership.
Only 36% of Pakistan’s population has access to clean drinking water, which puts us off-track from meeting Sustainable Development Goal 6 of universal safe water provision by 2030. As a result of diarrhoea caused by microbial contaminants in the water supply, nearly 39,000 children under the age of 5 die in Pakistan every year.
We will increase and sustain the national spending on water and sanitation.
We will immediately launch a clean drinking water supply campaign in Karachi that will provide point-of-use purifying solutions to households. In the long run, we will undertake comprehensive reform at the Karachi Water and Sanitation Board to upgrade infrastructure, retail framework and eliminate pilferage from pipelines.
We will follow the launch in Karachi by launching similar initiatives in major cities across the country within the first year of government; Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta.
We will provide resources and support to local government bodies to provide filtration plants through a public-private-partnership model.
In parallel, we will launch a public awareness programme to generate and manage demand for safe water, and promote conservation of drinking water.
You can read these promises in the complete manifesto document released by PTI available HERE in English and HERE in Urdu.