GWADAR’S GROWING WATER WAR

The heart of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) struggles with thirst after years of chronic water shortages and soaring rates of water-borne diseases.

As the regional hub of global trade network enters a new phase of development, more people, and on-going construction work are using up the scant water supply. Due to a shortage of clean water, one out of every twenty-five citizens was treated at a health care facility for a water-borne disease over a six-month period in 2017.

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About Mariyam Muhammad Suleman 5 Articles
Mariyum writes opinion articles, feature stories and blog posts related to the issues of the underprivileged. Her stories focus on the allocation of government resources and combine analysis with character driven storytelling about those impacted by the issue, especially around education and gender equality. She hopes the program will give her the skills to find untold stories about issues that are holding back development in her region and how these pieces of the puzzle contribute to the big picture of the region’s future prospects.

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