Mr. Wille Eerola, Chairman of Nordic Pakistan Business Summit and Honorary Consul General of Pakistan for Finland encourages Nordic cleantech companies to enter into Pakistan. “Pakistan has two major challenges and those are energy and water. In the Nordic market we have probably the world’s best knowledge in sustainable energy and water treatment and Pakistan could easily become the biggest single market for many of those”, he said in a meeting held in Helsinki, Finland.
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More than 80pc Pakistanis consume contaminated and unsafe water, Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer informed the Senate on Tuesday.Responding a question from PPP Senator Sherry Rehman, the minister said the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) had conducted various water quality monitoring projects in the country.
He said 69pc to 82pc water samples collected from 2,807 villages in 24 districts across the country were found contaminated or unsafe for drinking.
The PCRWR, which is a research and development organisation of the Ministry of Science and Technology, reported that major contamination was due to bacteria (coliforms), toxic metals (mainly arsenic), turbidity, total dissolved solids (TDS) and nitrate and fluoride pollution, said the minister.