Pakistan, like many other developing countries, faces the problem of availability of safe drinking water. According to Pakistan Social & Living Standards Measurement Survey 2005-06, conducted by the Government of Pakistan, 18% of the rural population depends on low quality water sources including dug wells, rivers, streams, canals, ponds etc. for fulfilling their drinking water requirements.
Pakistan Council for Research on Water Resources tested drinking water samples collected from 344 sources in 21 cities in all the provinces of Pakistan in 2004. It was found that sixty-five percent (65%) of the samples were diagnosed as polluted. The tests also revealed excessive quantity of chemicals in the water, making it unsuitable for drinking.
Based on the above facts, Khair Ul Amal Welfare & Development Trust, Pakistanis working for the provision of clean & safe drinking water. The aim of this project is to provide the local communities with an easy access to pure water in the target areas. The aim also is to save the time of women who are traditionally bound by culture to fetch water for their households. Once water has been provided to the women at their doorstep, their time could be saved & utilized for other productive socio-economic activities enabling them to earn a decent living.
List of Completed Projects:
- Installation of Hand Pumps 233.
- Turbine (Dera Ghazi Khan).
- Water Tank (Skardu).
- Water Pumps at Bannu.
- Water Tank & Water Supply Scheme at Turmik, Skardu.
- Water Supply Scheme at Shigery Khurd, Skardu.
- Water Supply Scheme at Tonsa, Dera Ghazi Khan.