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Children in remote village rally against water crisis

OVEER: Scores of children belonging to Riri and nearby villages of Oveer in Upper Chitral held a protest demonstration against shortage of drinking and irrigation water in their area.

The locals said springs in the village had gone dry and there was a need to supply water from a nearby stream but the irrigation department was not paying heed to their demands. They said over 3,000 people of the area were affected due to the water crisis and left with no option but to migrate from the village. They said 85 families have already relocated due to the water crisis.

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