We Deserve Clean Drinking Water

Posted on January 6, 2010
Filed Under >Muhammad Rizwan, Environment
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Muhammad Rizwan

This picture here shows the cleanliness status in Shad Bagh locality of Lahore. The piles of litter speak for itself the efficiency level of local government despite the tall claims of making Lahore another Paris.

This is a junction of very busy market in Shad Bagh where the dilapidated condition of road and heaps of litter are very much evident in the picture. Besides the trash pile one can see a cemented water tank as well as a watercooler. This water tank supplies drinking water to the people who do business around this area.

The hygienic purity of water can be imagined. No wonder epidemic diseases here spread fast due to poor sanitary and cleanliness condition. The incumbents in local government should take note of this and make necessary arrangements for disposing of litter posing menace of myriad epidemic diseases.

Yes, one can argue that why don’t residents who feel for this environmental disaster clean up this area on ‘apni madad aap’ (self help basis) but my point is that local Government shouldn’t also fail in their basic duty of picking up trash and keeping the area clean.

13 responses to “We Deserve Clean Drinking Water”

  1. Watan Aziz says:

    Wrong title.

    verb, -served, -serv·ing.
    –verb (used with object)
    to merit, be qualified for, or have a claim to (reward, assistance, punishment, etc.) because of actions, qualities, or situation: to deserve exile; to deserve charity; a theory that deserves consideration.
    –verb (used without object)
    to be worthy of, qualified for, or have a claim to reward, punishment, recompense, etc.: to reward him as he deserves; an idea deserving of study.

    We do not “deserve” clean drinking water.

    It is the *** right *** of every Pakistani (including those who live outside the 3 cities) to have access to clean drinking water.

    Mai Jori Jamali should not have to “travel” 2 miles to get water the “gitter-mitter” crowd will not even use in their commode.

  2. malik arsalan says:

    behind the geographical boundaries of 7,96960 sq miles was the idology of islam and the idea and promise to build a nation under the Holy laws of Quran and there definitions by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) .on this idology about 0.8 million muslims sacrifice their lives. …………..just for the sake and on the name of ISLAM but we develop a country in which bulgarity injustice and social inequality are the prominent features …….. this has result in a great anarchic and the should of those 0.8 million peoples need justice to their cause …………. now there is one solution for all these problems…….just to fullfill our PROMISE With 0.8 million souls……….. let us all develop Islamic republic of Pakistan

  3. Watan Aziz says:

    And did Mai Jori Jamali sign up to be Indian?

    When will the city bauos’ (the educated, but ignorant) Pakistanis get over this that the nostalgia created in the urban centers of Pakistan is built on theft?

    Inequity and Injustice.

    Folks, these are our own educated!

    I know we have been drummed up to believe that ‘feduals’ have done us in. Nay, it all starts with the good folks who are trying to keep the injustice and inequity going.

    There is not much I can do, except type, but when I try to type, I try to be in the shoes of Mai Jori Jamali. (My lovely and sage wife has a problem with statement, but that is another story.) She has to travel for 2 kilometers to get water our urban bauos will faint if they saw it water. They will commit the Japanese act before they drank it.

    If served for their next ‘intellectual’ conference, they will break the windows. And then you will wonder if the same people who are claiming to be so called tolerant are actually indeed tolerant!

    Yeah, tolerant of theft!

    Andhari Nagri? What are you talking about? 99% of Pakistan’s land mass is Andhari Nagri. Get out of ‘I-Slammed-everyone-else-abad’.

    There is a whole Pakistan that we do not get it.

    The swamps are built in the Andhari Nagri. You want to drain the swamps, light up the Andhair Nagri. Give them water they can live for and die with!

    What options are you giving them?

    Now I know why Liaqat and company did not want:
    Daulat hai apne mulk ki bayhudd-o-bayhisaab
    Hon’ge ham aap, mulk ki daulat se faiz’yaab
    -Jagan Nath Azad

    And I have the audacity of hope that I can make my brother understand!

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