The government is all set to install 116 water filtration plants in Rawalpindi Division under ‘Aab-e-Pak’ Authority project.
On Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has approved a scheme to install filtration plants in Rawalpindi Division in order to provide clean drinking water to the residents particularly of rural areas. According to President, PTI Metropolitan Corporation Welfare Wing Rawalpindi, Raja Saqib Ali, the filtration plants would also be installed in several cantonment areas.
Mr Ali said that the government vowed to provide clean drinking water to the people that is going to be fulfilled soon. The filtration plants would be installed in four districts of the division by the present government, including Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum and Chakwal at a cost of Rs 270 million, he added.
Aab-e-Pak project launched in Rawalpindi
He further briefed that as per the vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government was making all-out efforts to provide basic facilities to the people. The project would ensure provision of clean drinking water and the residents particularly of rural areas would have access to clean drinking water facility, he added.
Moreover, billions of rupees have been spent on providing clean drinking water to the people during PPP and PML-N regimes, however not even a single filtration plant is functional today.
He said that there should be zero tolerance against corruption, he termed the corruption a cancer, added that the PTI government was making earnest efforts to close the doors of corruption and eliminate the menace, he added.
Raja Saqib also said that the citizens were getting contaminated water for many decades and their family members were diagnosed with water-related diseases including hepatitis. Although billions of rupees have already been spent on different water schemes in the past but 90 percent plants are now dysfunctional, he said.
He said the government would make all-out efforts to make the ‘Aab-e-Pak’ projects successful.