Acute gastroenteritis plagues local villages

Unsafe consumption is believed to pose a growing health risk to local communities camped around the Gadap region that lacks access to potable water. An example of this is Khand Jhang, a locale set some 100 kilometers outwards of Karachi city, where viral gastroenteritis has fast become an epidemic, infecting almost every family residing in the area.

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Hafeez Tunio

Hafeez Tunio works as a reporter for The Express Tribune, Daily English newspaper affiliated with The International New York Times. Hafeez covers politics, environment, water and sanitation, human rights, minority and women issues. He says he wants to write on environmental issues because he loves nature - in spite of what it did to him.

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