It saddens me to say that a large population among us are deprived of pure water owing to the negligence of our government. Hub emerges as a commercial city, but it has not been prioritised. Recently, on a visit to Hub I was appalled by the non-availability of pure water. In the water, I traced toxic chemicals like arsenic which is very hazardous to health. After conversing with a local resident I learnt that people did not complain about this because the Former Chief Minister (CM), Dr Abdul Malik had promised to take action regarding it but failed to do so.

I urge the current CM of Balochistan to look into the matter and address the issue as soon as possible.

K A ABUL HASSAN,

Turbat, June 21.