If urge for destruction is a creative urge, urge for construction, over and over again, happens to be destructive. So man is not only creator but at the same time, he is destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life is becoming extinct, the climates ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day. Walwat has been materialization of same gloomy picture that suffered from blind progress. Walwat, an area in the suburbs of Multan has been suffering badly from contamination of Earth’s environment with materials that interfere with human health, the quality of life, and the natural functioning of ecosystems was under a potent threat.
Walwat is located in union council 94 old Sher Shah Multan. This area is peopled with two thousand souls, experiencing miserable and pathetic mode of existence. Village Walwat nestles 600 houses. People of this hamlet are, up till now, deprived of proper roads for traveling and other indispensable services. Nevertheless, the weighty issue for them was aforementioned environmental problem. In this area chemical barrage and effluent has been hurled against the fabric of life. Sewage, industrial wastes, and agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides were, to some extent, causes of people’s dismal condition but worst of all was water pollution. However in nature there are neither rewards nor punishments –there are consequences which are, deceitfully, directed to the poor who suffers for the luxuries of rich.
Industrial Area Multan had been pouring untreated effluent in torrents in that poor area, from its inception, in 1984. The area covers 16 acres and gives an idea about lack of forethought and lack of planning overtly. Myopic industrialists had done nothing for disposal and dumping of solid waste and effluent. It is said that sewerage system was developed in 1984 but it was a failure so industrialists hit upon an ingenious plan of open drainage system.
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