WaterAid is an international charity dedicated to helping people escape from poverty and disease caused by living without safe water and sanitation.
WaterAid works in Pakistan to help establish sustainable water supplies and latrines and to influence government policy to serve the interests of vulnerable people.
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Other main cities:
Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Karachi
Infant mortality: 89/1,000
Child deaths (under five) from diarrhoea per annum: 54,000
Water supply coverage: 90%
Sanitation coverage: 45%
Below poverty line: 33%
Human development index: 141
Official statistics tend to understate the extent of water and sanitation problems, sometimes by a large factor. There are not sufficient resources available for accurate monitoring of either population or coverage. Varying definitions of water and sanitation coverage are used and national figures mask large regional differences in coverage.
Sources: World Bank (2010) World Development Indicators database - databank.worldbank.org, UNICEF (2010) State of the World's Children 2009 and WHO (2010) World Health Statistics 2010, WHO / UNICEF (2010) Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report 2010, UNDP (2009) Human Development Report 2010