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Kalabagh Dam

Founders Group seeks Kalabagh Dam construction

Lahore—Founders Group of the business community has said that Kalabagh dam should be built at any cost as it would ensure economic development of the country within the shortest possible time.
In a meeting, leaders of the Founders Group said that Pakistan is direly needed cheap electricity, water for agriculture sector and prevention of devastating floods and it could be possible only through big water reservoirs like Kalabagh Dam.

Islamabad willing to go for water treaty with Kabul

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Water and Power (MoWP) has expressed its willingness to sign a water treaty with Afghanistan.“We have held many brainstorming sessions at the ministry on this particular issue after receiving credible reports about Afghanistan’s plans to build dams on Kabul River.

Some of Pakistan’s ambassadors appointed in various capitals have taken up this issue with the officials of the ministry and sometimes the Foreign Office also agitated this issue,” a top official of the ministry told The News.

Water in Dams rising across Pakistan after dense rains

ISLAMABAD: Dams’ water across Pakistan have been raising after dense rains while Kabul River has come under low level flood on Wednesday, 24 News reported.

According to details, water storage in Tarbela Dam is 2 lacks, 13 thousand cusec of water while outflow of water is 90 thousand cusec of water. 1511, 87 feet water level has been reported in Tarbela Dam. Moreover, inflow of water in Mangla Dam is 3 lacks, 35 thousand and 710 cusec of water has been reported while outflow of water is 15 thousand cusec of water.

Kalabagh Dam: Facts about the Indus Water Treaty

Another fiction in regard to Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is that it was engineered by Punjab to deprive Sindh of its waters.

While going through writings on Kalabagh Dam I was astonished to come across some articles in which the authors believe that Punjabis, living on the Eastern and Western divide, after partition started conspiring with each other to deprive Sindh of its share of water. It is an allegation of shocking intensity. A student of history may find the accusation of an alliance between the archenemies living on both sides of Punjab against Sindhis a farfetched idea.

India out to damage Pakistan’s water interests on Kabul river

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s authorities with the help of Indian experts have completed the feasibilities and detailed engineering of 12 hydro-power projects with capacity to generate 1,177MW of electricity to be built on the river Kabul.

If the 12 projects get completed, they will store 4.7 million acre feet of water squeezing the flow in the river reaching Pakistan.

Climate Change Experts Urge Pakistan to Come Up with Water Management Policy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs to formulate and implement a management policy for its water resources, which would soon be surpassing value of petroleum, says Prof Patrick Shea, former director of the US Bureau of Land Management.

In his lecture on “Relevance of Environmental Laws to Coping Climate Change” at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on Tuesday, Shea said that establishing an institutional framework to handle the challenge had become all the more important, as Pakistan was turning from a water surplus to a water scarce country.

LCCI for Energy/Water-Focused Budget 2016-17

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has hoped that Federal Budget will be business friendly and energy/water-focused.

In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, the Chamber’s President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Senior Vice President Almas Hyder and Vice President Nasir Saeed said that in view the growing energy demand and water scarcity, there is a dire need to allocate maximum funds for energy and water projects.

Water — Pakistan's Most Critical Challenge

Of all the challenges Pakistan is facing, water is the most critical. The country is among the leading five that face extremely high water stress and low access to safe drinking water and sanitation, according to the World Resources Institute.

Similarly, the United Nations categories Pakistan amongst those few unfortunate countries where water shortages could destabilize and jeopardize its existence in the next 10 years.

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