KARACHI: Former Pakistan T20 and ODI captain Shahid Afridi on Monday held previous governments responsible for not solving the issues of Karachi, particularly water crisis in the metropolis.
On his twitter account, the hard-hitting batsman wrote that it has been 70 years since the independence of the country but issues of Karachi, which is the lifeline to the country, has not yet been resolved.
“Despite being at sea, the metropolitan city is craving for every drop of water,” Afridi wrote, adding several governments came and went but no one resolved the issues of the city.
“When will the issue of water be resolved?” asked the former captain.
پاکستان کو بنے 70برس ہوگئے مگر کراچی شہر جو پاکستان کی شہ رگ کی حیثیت رکھتا ہے اس کےمسائل آج تک حل نہیں کئے جا سکے، سمندر کے کنارے ہونے کے باوجود اس شہر کے مکین پانی کے بوند بوند کو ترس رہے ہیں، حکومتیں آئیں اور گئیں مگر پانی کا مسئلہ ٹھیک نہیں کیا، آخر کب پانی کا مسئلہ حل ہوگا؟
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 25, 2018
It is pertinent to mention that reports by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as well as the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has alerted that the country will reach absolute water scarcity by the year 2025.
Earlier this month, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had taken a suo motu notice of the water crisis in the country, saying that it would be the Supreme Court’s “top priority” in the weeks ahead. He had added that the court will hear cases regarding water shortage across the country.
“What have we done for our children if we can’t even provide them water?” he had said.