KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited and Ufone have joined hands with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to provide safe and clean drinking water to thousands of people, including children and the elderly, in flood-affected areas of Sindh and Balochistan.
Through this initiative, local people will be protected from various waterborne diseases caused by floods that have contaminated wells and underground reservoirs. PTCL and PRCS will provide 72,000 liters of safe drinking water per day to households in Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Jaffarabad districts of Sindh and Balochistan respectively to prevent serious health hazards. These arrangements will meet the drinking water needs of the flood-affected communities every day.
Commenting on the support, Hatem Bamatraf, Chairman and Group CEO, PTCL & Ufone, said: “Flood-affected communities of Sindh and Balochistan are under severe pressure for clean drinking water as flood water stagnates pollute their water sources. Water is the most basic need for the survival of any human being and through Pakistan Red Crescent Society we aim to provide this need to hundreds of thousands of people. Being a Pakistani company, we stand by our brothers in their time of need.
Commenting on the collaboration, Pakistan Red Crescent Society President Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari said: We are happy to join hands with PTCL Group to bring safe and clean drinking water to the flood-affected people of Sindh and Balochistan. According to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a fundamental human right. Unfortunately, recent floods have taken that basic right away from many people. However, in these difficult times, we will continue to support communities devastated by floods.
Copyright Commercial Recorder, 2022