For Karachi’s Water Mafia, Stolen H20 Is A ‘Lucrative Business’

A little girl fills two jerry cans with water in the Korangi slum in Karachi. Fetching water is a duty that often falls on very young children.

In Pakistan’s port city, gangs siphon off water from government pipes and resell it to residents. Surprisingly, the municipal water board is now partnering with the mafia to distribute it.

(Image credit: Diaa Hadid/NPR)

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