Dams: prudence calls for sanity By Aziz Narejo Statements on the construction of Kalabagh, Akhori-Sanjwal, Bhasha and other dams prove one thing: the praetorian masters continue to ignore the voices of the small provinces. One is at loss to understand why they are so unresponsive - and why do they want to destroy the … Continue reading Dams: Prudence Calls For Sanity
Mega dams: what is at stake? By Aziz Narejo Reinforced pronouncements about the construction of Kalabagh, Akhori-Sanjwal, Bhasha and other dams prove one thing: the praetorian masters continue to ignore the voices of the small provinces. One is at loss to understand why they are so unresponsive - and why do they want to destroy … Continue reading Mega Dams: What Is At Stake?
The Indus Waters Treaty Historical context The partition of the Indian subcontinent created a conflict over the waters of the Indus basin. In 1951, David Lilienthal wrote an influential article in Colliers magazine suggesting that the World Bank use its good offices to bring India and Pakistan to an agreement over how to share and manage the river … Continue reading The Indus Waters Treaty Between India & Pakistan, 1960
Water Apportionment Accord Apportionment of the Waters of Indus River System between the provinces Copies follow the text below. Karachi, dated 16.3.91 APPORTIONMENT OF THE WATERS OF THE INDUS RIVER SYSTEM BETWEEN THE PROVINCES As a follow-up to the meeting of the Chief Ministers at Lahore on March 3, 1991, a meeting of the representatives of the … Continue reading Water Apportionment Accord 1991
Water storage & distribution is a major issue in Pakistan. The issue has been complicated by misinformation & propaganda by vested interests. Some people have taken stand based on either wrong information or lack of information. It is better to study the issue in detail & take an informed stand. Here is some material … Continue reading Indus River Water Material
Dams, Ports And NFC: by Aziz Narejo The authors of fantastic ideologies, fables and fairy tales have crafted a myth that the people of Sindh and Balochistan are anti-development. This falsehood has been based on Sindh's opposition to mega water projects and Balochistan's concerns over the under-construction Gwadar port. Instead of finding out why … Continue reading Dams, Ports And NFC
Water Crisis: Some Misconceptions: by Aziz Narejo Despite Sindh's unanimous opposition to any mega dams on the Indus River and three out of four provincial assemblies' multiple resolutions against the proposed Kalabagh Dam, the federal government seems all set to start work on at least one of the several proposed multi-billion dollar dams to … Continue reading Water Crisis: Some Misconceptions
Concerns over mega water projects: by Aziz Narejo The opponents of mega dams have been arguing for long that there is no water available for such projects: there is not enough water to fill even the present dams - Tarbela and Mangla - however silted they are. How wise is it then to spend … Continue reading Concerns Over Mega Water Projects
Lets Bid Farewell To Agrarian Society: by Aziz Narejo The proclamations that we are an agrarian society and that agriculture makes up sizable portion of our GDP should not make us any proud. They actually demonstrate the failure and the inability of the state and the free enterprise to develop and create other more viable, … Continue reading Lets Bid Farewell To Agrarian Society!
Dams, Canals & Confidence Building Measures: by Aziz Narejo The water issue is gaining serious dimensions in Pakistan. The increase in population, mismanagement, wastage, unjust distribution, water theft, an outdated barrage system, poor maintenance, ill-planning and greed by some at the cost of the tail-enders and the lower riparian are but a few causes … Continue reading Dams, Canals & Confidence Building Measures