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Resolutions against Kalabagh dam submitted in Sindh, KP Assemblies

KARACHI: Voicing their opposition over widely-debated Kalabagh dam, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Awami National Party (ANP) on Monday submitted resolutions against the dam in Sindh Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, respectively, ARY News reported. Submitting the resolution on behalf of his party in the KP Assembly, parliamentary leader of the ANP Sardar Hussain Babak said "the controversial issue" of construction of Kalabagh dam should not be raised again and again. Babak suggested the government to…

No Kalabagh Dam without consensus, says PTI’s Haleem Sheikh

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Haleem Adil Sheikh on Monday said that the federal government has no intention to build the controversial Kalabagh dam without developing consensus over the issue, ARY News reported. Addressing media outside Sindh Assembly, the PTI leader maintained that the PM Imran Khan and the federal government is collecting funds for Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams not the Kalabah dam, adding that no dam will be constructed without taking all provinces on-board. "People are getting…

Kalabagh Dam will also be built after Diamer-Bhasha dam: CJP

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said construction of Kalabagh dam could be genuine guarantor of Pakistan's survival, ARY News "After Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dam, we would build Kalabagh dam as well, if the nation stays united," he said while addressing a ceremony in Lahore. The chief justice said a plan to construct Kalabagh dam was not abandoned, but experts insisted in their research that its construction was not immediately possible.  He resolved to run the dam fundraising…

PPP leader calls for Article-6 case against Kalabagh dam advocates

KARACHI: Voicing strong opposition to widely-debated Kalabagh Dam, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Nasir Hussain Shah says anyone speaking about Kalabagh Dam should be dealt under Article-6 of the Constitution. The remarks of the PPP MPA, during a talk show on ARY News, came in an indirect reference to the Chief Justice who earlier in the day warned that anybody opposing construction of dams will face high treason inquiry under Article-6 of the Constitution. Must read: CJP warns of initiating high treason case…

Minister sees foreign hand behind opposition to Kalabagh dam

ISLAMABAD: In a rare yet surprising admission connected to water scarcity in Pakistan, Federal Minister for Water Resources Syed Ail Zafar believes that foreign hand is behind the opposition of long-proposed Kalabagh Dam in the country. Addressing a press conference here, he said India built dams and set up water reservoirs, but unfortunately Pakistan could only build two dams instead of the proposed seven or eight dams and no major progress could be achieved on building of water reservoirs. He underlined that India is…

Consensus needs to be developed on Kalabagh Dam at national level: Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Water Resources Syed Ali Zafar on Monday said consensus needed to be developed on Kalabagh Dam at national level and the project should be launched. "The caretaker government had prepared ten guidelines for the next government to address the water scarcity issue in the country," he said while addressing a news conference in Islamabad. He said besides about 400 small dams, construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams should be started at the earliest. The minister said the other…

ARY News anchors announce to donate money for Diamer-Bhasha, Mohmand dams

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE:  ARY News anchors Arif Hameed Bhatti, Sabir Shakir and Barrister Ehtesham announced Monday to donate Rs0.1million each to the “Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dam fund 2018", ARY News reported.  The ARY News Lahore Bureau Chief Arif Hameed Bhatti, Islamabad Bureau Chief Sabir Shakir and Barrister Ehsteshamuddin who jointly do the famed "The Reporters" show announced donation of Rs0.1million each for the fund established to build water reservoirs for the country. The Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dam fund…

WAPDA chairman suggests to give Kalabagh Dam control to Sindh

ISLAMABAD: To address the misgivings of Sindh, the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) chairman has suggested that the operative control of the Kalabagh dam should be handed over to the province. According to him, no work on Kalabagh dam will start unless harmony is achieved among the provinces, and if the dam built, then Sindh shall have its operational control in order to address its uncertainties over use of water. At Senate Standing Committee on Water Resources, chaired by Senator Shamim Afridi, Wapda…

Kalabagh dam case: Why undisputed dams not being built, asks SC

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar while hearing a case about construction of dams in the country, at Karachi registry of the apex court, has vowed to address the water shortage. Justice Saqib Nisar asserted that the Supreme Court will move forward for construction of dams and will play its role. The CJP said that if Kalabagh dam is not a solution then what is its alternate. "If the four brothers are not agreed over the dam then what is an alternate solution," Justice Saqib Nisar said. The bench…

Supreme Court seeks govt reply on petition for building Kalabagh Dam

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday issued a notice to the federal government to submit a detailed reply on a petition seeking to build controversial Kalabagh Dam.  A bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing the petition calling for construction of reservoirs to preserve fast depleting water resources. The bench directed an additional attorney general, who was present in the courtroom, to submit the reply on behalf of the government within fifteen days without delay.…