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30% Pakistanis Claim To Be Deprived Of Public Drinking Water Supply; Sharp Difference Between Rural and Urban Access To Supply Of Drinking Water

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According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 30% Pakistanis claim to be deprived of a public drinking water supply. 44% rural dwellers are deprived of public supply of drinking water whereas only 6% of their urban counterparts share this complaint. Despite having better access to public drinking water than rural Pakistanis, 55% urbanites are dissatisfied with this facility in their area.

In a survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked the following question: “Please tell us how satisfied you are with the public supply of drinking water in your area.” While 32% claimed to be satisfied with this facility in their area (9% highly satisfied and 23% somewhat satisfied), a total of 37% were dissatisfied with it (19% somewhat dissatisfied and 18% highly dissatisfied). The largest section of the public (30%) however, said that their area lacked access to a public drinking water supply.

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