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85 families migrate to lower Chitral due to water scarcity


CHITRAL: Around 85 families have shifted to lower Chitral from Rerioveer due to water shortage while the remaining families are also weighing options to migrate. Furthermore, 200 families have also migrated from Morilusht area to Chitral due to looming water crises. Chitral district is the worst-affected by the climate change where people are facing severe water shortage despite the fact that it is home to dozens of glaciers, natural streams and a river. Local elders said that Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, during his visit to the district, assured them that he would ask authority concerned to resolve the issue of water shortage. The area has 3000 population who would grow crops on 40,000 acres of land that has become barren due to the shortage of water.


Source: Pakistan Today December 15, 2018 15:42 UTC



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