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Kalabagh dam: a solution

I READ with interest the letter ‘Kalabagh dam: a solution’ (Jan 15). The writer has proposed the division of Punjab into four provinces to get a majority of provisional assemblies in favour of the Kalabagh Dam.

Instead of dividing Punjab into four provinces, the solution of the Kalabagh Dam has already been given by the Lahore High Court in its decision of Nov 29, 2012, after hearing several petitions and giving an opportunity to the federal government and Wapda.

The government was directed to build the Kalabagh Dam in order to put a stop to the violation of the fundamental rights of the people.

Mr Bhatti will do well to get the dam built by stressing upon the government to build the dam as early as possible.

ENGR. BASHIR A. MALIK Former Chief Technical Adviser, World Bank/UN Lahore

Comments (4) Closed

Jan 20, 2013 05:47am
That is better...go on till Pani sar par se guzar jaye
Jan 19, 2013 07:41pm
Lahore High Court deserves our thanks for reviving an issue which is for the betterment of the whole country. It is only our illiterate waderas turned politicians, who cannot see the advantages of Kalabagh Dam and are constantly mis-guiding the general public. Secondly these waderas don't want general welfare of common people, because if common people start flourishing, the democracy of waderas will get endangered and may get derailed. Otherwise there seems no other reason to oppose construction of some thing which is benificial for the country and the people. CJ should order immediate action on LHC orders.
Jan 19, 2013 02:59pm
Kalabagh should not be built until there is a national consensus. if there is no consensus, parties in question should bear the brunt of the loadshedding. This is the only long term solution.
Jan 19, 2013 08:46am
LHC would have done a better job if it kept quiet on a politically charged issue. I believe provincial top courts are not meant to speak for the interest of their province while ignoring overall national interest. I also believe someone has moved SC against LHC order.