Multi-Dimensional Implication Of Water Scarcity On Inhabitants Of District Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan


  • Sadia Barrech Department of Social Work, University of Balochistan
  • Syed Ainuddin Department of Disaster Management & Development Studies, University of Balochistan
  • Najeebullah Kakar Department of Geology, University of Balochistan



Water is the fundamental need of living beings. It is necessary for manageable advancement, including the protection of common habitat, mitigation of destitution and craving. Like other nations a number of areas in Pakistan are also facing the problem of water scarcity. The present investigation has been made to explore various implications of water scarcity on inhabitants of Quetta district Balochistan. The study depends on essential information gathered from agriculturists and different personals through focused group discussions and questionnaire survey. Stratified random sampling method was used whereas the sample size comprised of 400. For analyzing the data, chi-square method is applied to find out the existing relationships between variables, where alpha value is standardised at 0.05. Although no association could be established among the study groups, however, the results clearly indicated that the level of ground and surface water is scarce. The scarcity of Water has negatively impacted the agriculture, trees, economy and health of the people in the study area. The scarcity of water has also compelled people for migration to other areas. The results suggested that government should make further dams, guiding the population and the farmers on proper use of water and advocating the general public to obey regulations regarding water mining.




How to Cite

Barrech, S., Ainuddin, S., & Kakar, N. (2018). Multi-Dimensional Implication Of Water Scarcity On Inhabitants Of District Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 8(1), 59–72.