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Event Title: Senator Seemee Ezdi, Chairperson Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change and members of the committee are being briefed during their visit to Farash Town, Islamabad managed by World Wide Federation (WWF) and Australian AID on June 14, 2023.

Event Date: 2023-06-14

The Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change, under the Chairpersonship of Senator Seemee Ezdi, visited the 'Farash Town' to observe the Water Filtration Projects installed and managed by World Wide Fund For Nature to cater the water needs of local community.

The Senate body was briefed by WWF officials that three thousand homes of Farash Town are forced to live in miserable conditions because the town lacks an adequate water system. WWF officials stated that WWF in collaboration with Australian Aid has installed two water filtration plants and 350 rain water harvesting tanks in the last two years in order to fulfill the community water demand. Besides, the WWF is currently working on 'Ablution Water Treatment' which will recycle the Ablution water for reusual. Officials further informed that the projects will be initially run by WWF for five years and eventually, it will be handed over to local community. However, the Committee recommended that Soaking Pits is more reliable and concrete solution in harvesting rain water than the traditional water tanks. Moreover, the local community apprised the senate committee of their concerns and demanded the installation of two additional water filtration plants claiming that existing water plants are not suffice to fulfill the community water needs. The Committee also recommended that CDA should take necessary action to ensure an adequate availability of water for the residents of Farash Town. Furthermore, Senator Seemee Ezdi inspected different water filtration projects and lauded the efforts of WWF in addressing the water needs of disadvantage community. She also encourages  the local community to play it's pivotal role in this sacred compaign.

Meeting was attended by Senator Keshoo Bai, Senator Dr. Mohammad Hamayun Mohmand along with officials of World Wide Fund for Nature.