Aam Olas Episode 51
In this episode of Aam Olas, Yousaf Jan Utmanzai visited a region in KPK by the name of Zaga Kalay, Mulagori. it’s the 21st century and countries have reached the technology peak and yet we the individuals of the third world country are trying how to gain or fulfill our basic needs. The area which Yousaf Jan Utmanzai visited in this episode is having the problem of the water crisis. Water in this area is unsuitable for drinking and as it causes rotting of teeth also the bone and stomach problem.
From the visuals, you can see that the resident of the whole area is suffering from this problem. By interviewing the civics of the area they said that from the age of 7 the rotting of teeth starts and by reaching the age of 25 to 30 they lose all of their teeth. Upon asking the reason behind this, the resident says that the quantity of fluoride mixed in the water is in great amount; about 21% of the fluoride is present in the water while the required quantity is 4%.
The resident of the area also said that the people of this area is also suffering from bones problem because the amount of calcium in the water is less in addition to that there are many cases of stomach disease or infection. The civics said that there are two sources of water available here first is well water and the other is river water. Those who drink well water are the most affected ones because the well water contains a high amount of fluoride while the river water is not less than the well water as the daily waste been thrown into it.
The people are forced to drink the river water which is full of diseases and parasites because they have no option left. The government in this situation is off the grid and is not showing any interest in resolving this issue.
Still, we have put forth the issue, sleep on it and if you have any thoughts or queries, do mention in the comment box below.