In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on the human right to water and sanitation. This resolution is part of binding international human rights law, meaning that governments are legally required to progressively realise the right. The government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has recognised this right offially by signing on to key international treaties, as well as establishing a number of domestic level policies and programmes on water and sanitation.
While commendable effrts have been made given the diffilties faced in the country over the past decade, the government is not realising the right for all. This will never be fully realised while government fails to even reference the term ‘right to water’ in any policies, or the constitution.
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