Over 200 schools lack clean drinking water facility




Over 200 primary, middle and secondary schools in Rawalpindi Division lack the facility of clean drinking water.

According to documents, Punjab Education Department has sought details of all the schools functioning in Rawalpindi Division. According to sources, the funds in the budget have been allocated to supply clean drinking water to the schools, however, the authorities have failed to enforce and utilize the funds. The schools are located in seven tehsils including Kotli Sattain, Murree, Kahuta, Kalar Syedain, Taxila, Gujar Khan and Rawalpindi.

Meanwhile, Punjab Education Department spokesperson said that provincial government was initiating a project to supply clean drinking water to schools located in Rawalpindi Division, while a list of affected schools was also being prepared which would be forwarded to Punjab government for approval.