By Dr. Hassan Abbas THE consensus at the national, or shall we say political, level to build the Kalabagh dam for water and power does not exist. Perhaps some areas of Pakistan will benefit from the dam while some others will not, but the question is whether Pakistan as a whole would earn any … Continue reading Kalabagh: The other view
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
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 The increase in population, mismanagement, wastage, unjust distribution, water theft, an outdated barrage system, poor maintenance, ill-planning and greed by some at the cost of the tail-enders and the lower riparian are but a few causes … Continue reading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
Pl read Rasul Bux Palijo's book "Sindh-Punjab Water Dispute 1859-2003 to fully understand the issue in historic perspective. Sindh Punjab Water Dispute 1859-2003 Dedicated to the stolen mighty River Indus. An excerpt: "Every further drop or cusec of water, that is being taken now or will be taken hereafter, from the Indus System, for any … Continue reading Sindh-Punjab Water Dispute 1859-2003
Mega gams, to build or not to build?
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