By: Yusra Aziz
Karachi: Water is one of the most important natural resources. It covers one-third of the area of the earth. Pakistan has the world’s fourth-highest rate of water use. Unfortunately, due to lack of proper measures for securing and preserving natural resources, our country is suffering from water scarcity, that is likely to wreak havoc on the country in the coming years. Researchers predict that Pakistan is on its way to becoming the most water-stressed country in the region by the year 2040. It is not the first time that development and research organizations have alerted Pakistani authorities about the coming crisis, which some analysts say poses a bigger threat to the country than terrorism. In 2016, PCRWR reported that Pakistan touched the “water stress line” in 1990 and crossed the “water scarcity line” in 2005. If this situation persists, Pakistan could “run dry” by 2025.