Lack of potable water threatens Pakistani students' health: media

10:34, June 06, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Unavailability of healthy drinkable water in institutions at the capital of Pakistan and its surroundings poses serious threat to the health of students, local media reported Saturday.

Students in Pakistan's capital Islamabad and adjacent city Rawalpindi have complained about unavailability of portable water in their education institutions.

Students and their parents complained that they have been left with no other option but to use contaminated water due to lack of proper safe drinking facilities to them.

The drinking water at hundreds of schools, both private and public, across the twin cities, have been reportedly found with lead and other toxins.

Child health and safety experts said "We need a better system of regulation to ensure safer drinking water in schools and at homes."

Experts maintained that children tend to drink more water than adults and are more affected by any exposure to toxins because they are young and are still growing.

They also suggested water testing kit. School administration and parents said that buying safe bottled water on daily basis would be expensive.

The students and their parents have demanded of the concerned authorities to take appropriate steps for resolving problems like lack of sewerage system, clean drinking water and health hygiene in the institutions.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Giant red lantern lights up in Tiananmen Square to celebrate the coming National Day on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
  • A ceremony is held in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, on Sept. 28, 2011, to commemorate the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)
  • The world's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for delivery arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on Sept. 28, 2011. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, whose buyer is All Nippon Airways (ANA), will implement a flight of ANA on Oct. 26 from Tokyo's Narita Airport to Hong Kong in south China. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
  • A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter shows what is believed to be human jawbone found inside a mass grave near Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, Libya, Spet. 27, 2011. The NTC on Sunday said they had found a mass grave containing the bodies of 1,270 people killed by Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Abu Salim prison in southern Tripoli. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
  • Rescue workers and local residents search for survivors after a building collapsed in old Delhi, India, Sept. 27, 2011. At least 10 people were killed and 35 injured when an old three-storey building collapsed. More than a dozen people are still feared trapped under the debris, police said. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)
  • A visitor has flying experience in the windmill castle of Jinshitan National Holiday resort in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2011. The castle is a 23-meter-high building with 21 meters in diameter. The castle uses wind tunnel to make objects floating in the air. It is the first indoor stadium in China, which enables people to have flying experience. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)
Hot Forum Discussion