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Sixty Million Pakistanis Have NO Access to Potable Water

Posted by feww on February 26, 2012

A third of 180 million Pakistani population lack clean drinking water

Sales of bottled water surge across Pakistan because of the “poor quality of drinking water supplied by the civic authorities,” a report said. However many of the mineral water brands are also contaminated.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 26

[February 26, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,480 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Pakistan.  Some 60 million Pakistanis, a third of the 180 million population, have NO access to potable water, according to a study.
    • Meantime, sales of bottled water are surging across the country because of the “poor quality of drinking water supplied by the civic authorities,” a report said. However many of the mineral water brands are also contaminated.
    • “The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has recently declared 16 out of these 69 brands of bottled water unsafe though a large number citizens prefer bottled water due to poor quality of drinking water being supplied by civic authorities.”
    • A large percentage of the “mineral water” bottled in Pakistan was found to contain estrogenic chemicals (Xenoestrogens), according to another study.

Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • Hunan Province, Central China.   About 700 sinkholes have been reported in Yuejiaqiao Town, Yiyang City, in China’s Hunan Provinceas  in the past few weeks, a report said.
    • The cenotes caused by karst subsidence have damaged or destroyed dozens of homes, swallowing  farmlands and riverbeds and affecting about 1,200 people.


Photo taken on Feb. 26, 2012 shows a large sinkhole formed on a riverbed in Yuejiaqiao Town, Yiyang City, in central China’s Hunan Province. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao). Image may be subject to copyright. More images…

  • Arabia.  A major sandstorm in the Arabian Peninsula blanketed Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Aravia, bringing visibility to near zero and  “turning  day into night,” local reports said.
    • The sandstorm also hit the Persian Gulf states, forcing the temperatures to as low as 4°C in UAE.

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