Pakistan’s Water Crisis | 101 East

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One-third of the Himalayas’ glaciers are forecast to disappear by the end of this century, threatening the supply of water to nearly two billion people across South Asia.

Disturbing signs of what can happen when people are unable to get enough water are emerging in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi. For many residents, the taps are already running dry as demand for water soars, heatwaves strike more frequently and water infrastructure is deteriorating.

Some resort to stealing water for their homes. Others make a profit selling the precious commodity to those willing to pay.

101 East meets the water thieves of Karachi and reveals how climate change is leaving Pakistan dry.

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