Dams: Prudence Calls For Sanity

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 [...]

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Mega Dams: What Is At Stake?

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 [...]

The Indus Waters Treaty Between India & Pakistan, 1960

    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 [...]

Water Apportionment Accord 1991

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 [...]

Indus River Water Material

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 [...]

Dams, Ports And NFC

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 [...]

Water Crisis: Some Misconceptions

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 [...]