Nok Kundi – Women and children in Nok Kundi town of district Chagai protested against shortage of drinking water, on Sunday.
Nok Kundi is a border town situated adjacent to Afghanistan border in district Chagai. People of Chagai are facing shortage of drinking water for last 2 months.
Protestors chanted slogans against Public Health Engineering (PHE) department and demanded government of Balochistan to solve the problem soon.
Source of water in Nok Kundi town is the wells which are filled by the sand that comes with the summer season. Every year hundreds of thousands of rupees are spent on cleaning these wells to make the extraction of water possible.
Contractor responsible for cleaning the wells didn’t do his job properly this year and that has resulted in shortage of drinking water, local sources told The Balochistan Point.
Residents of Nok Kundi claim that Dr. Malik Baloch, Chief Minister of Balochistan, during his visit to Chagai assured the people that water shortage problem would be solved. “Now, when water shortage problem has come to light CM Balochistan is nowhere to be seen,” residents told The Balochistan Point.
Protestors threatened to intensify their protests if the issue of shortage of drinking water is not resolved soon.
Published in The Balochistan Point on June 22, 2015