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Indian girl seeks father’s arrest over broken promise to build toilet

CHENNAI: A seven year-old Indian girl has complained to the police to have her father arrested after he failed to build a toilet in their home as promised, police said on Wednesday. Millions of Indians do not have access to sanitation and open defecation is a problem, even in developed, industrial states. The girl, E. Hanifa Zaara, didn’t want to go out in the open and won a promise from her father to build a lavatory indoors, said police officer A. Valarmathi. But when no toilet was built she went to the police to…

‘Sanitation policy being devised to fulfill PM’s vision of clean Pakistan’

ISLAMABAd: Adviser to PM on climate change Malik Amin Aslam Khan on Friday said that the federal government is  devising a comprehensive 'National Sanitation Policy' to materialize PM Imran’s vision of Clean Pakistan, ARY News reported. Chairing a meeting on the sanitation at ministry of climate change, the PM's adviser said that the national sanitation policy will entail creation of open defecation free environment, building of toilets on community help basis, provision of appropriate drainage and sewerage system…

‘Task force on water, sanitation to be formed with PM’s approval’

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Amin Aslam on Tuesday said a task force would be formed with the approval of PM Imran Khan on water and sanitation. He said this in a meeting with a delegation of UNICEF at his office regarding water and sanitation situation in the country. Amin Aslam said he would present the idea of forming a task force on water and sanitation in the federal cabinet meeting. "This task force will be given a time frame to achieve the set targets," he said adding that the former…

Death of sanitary worker: Doctors’ arrest prompt boycott at hospitals

UMERKOT: Police have arrested  the Civil Hospital Umerkot's medical superintendent booked along with two other doctors for refusing medical aid to four sanitary workers that resulted in the death of one of them, ARY News reported. Police action prompted doctors to boycott the OPDs and even the emergency services at the hospital and other medical facilities in Kunri, Pithoro and Samaro, adding to the miseries of patients. Protesting doctors demanded the release of the MS and withdrawal of the case against three doctors.…

Karachi’s cleanliness drive hits snags

KARACHI: The sanitation drive being held under the supervision of Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah in Karachi is likely to come at a halt as the company performing the task has warned that it will stop its operation over non-payment of dues by KMC, citing sources ARY News reports.

Pakistan among 95 countries to have met MDG target for sanitation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is one of the 95 countries that have met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for sanitation aimed at halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to basic sanitation, says a recently launched global report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP).