Download scientific diagram | 1: Location of Kalabagh Dam from publication: Feasibility study of Kalabagh dam Pakistan | Kalabagh Dam is among the. “Technically it is possible to construct the Kalabagh Dam, and the concerns of Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa [about the dam] have already. HYDERABAD: Qaumi Awami Tehreek President Ayaz Latif Palijo said on Sunday that building the Kalabagh Dam is tantamount to a death.

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Kalabagh Dam

Others like Sharjeel Memon have claimed Benazir was against its construction. On the other hand, the provincial assembly of Sindh resolved that because of the construction of Kalabagh dam, Sindh as the lower riparian province will be dry because of the non-availability of water.

Intensely debated, if constructed the dam generate 3, MW of electricity; however, the greater benefits would be to tackle the “severe water crises” in the kalavagh [1] Pakistan Economy Watch has demanded a national debate on the KBD issue. It is a supplement and equally important and necessary to build.

Location of Kalabagh Dam in Pakistan. India is reportedly spending billions in yearly payments to receptive and approachable elements in Sindh to sustain this opposition. It will also produce around 4, megawatts of cheap electricity.

Secondly, the Kalabagh fiasco is a classic case of intra-state water conflict.

Moreover, 30 MAE water flowing down to sea below Kotri will be saved because of water storage reservoir availability facilitating water supply regulation.


The outcome is most unfortunate, likely to rob Sindh of its most likely unbelievable improvement in agriculture. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Manzoor Ahmed Sheikh, Engr. Many more dams and storage and power generation projects are under construction on these rivers.

In the summer of following the nuclear tests, the then government of PML-N brought up the Kalabagh issue out of the blue, and called for its construction. Only Punjab favours the construction of Kalabagh dam, as it expects the easing of electricity shortages and the availability of more water for agriculture. Kashmir Watch 26 September The KBD construction got politicised due to India sponsored lobby. Notwithstanding, construction of any canals by any province would not increase its share of water.


Mangla Dam Neelum—Jhelum Dam. Sindh will be the worst affected area if Kalabagh is not built in the form of reduced water supply for irrigation, leading to fast salination of underground water even at shallow level in addition.

In DecemberPervez Musharraf announced that he would re-initiate the Kalabagh project to serve the larger interest of Pakistan. Retrieved 6 June The provincial assemblies of three out of the four provinces have passed resolutions against the construction of the Kalabagh dam for a variety of reasons. Engineering design of Kalabagh dam completed”.


Since the da, of Tarbela dam inno mega dam has been constructed in Pakistan, whereas the population of the country has tripled in the last 44 years. Retrieved 11 July Finally due to regulated kalabahg supply and constant flows of water the underground water getting salinated even at shallow level in Sindh will be saved.


Sind Graduate Association could not see through the vicious game and relied on incorrect and unverified data to draw misleading results, only adding to parochial thinking. Views Read Edit View history.

Conflict dynamics of Kalabagh Dam – Daily Times

Reduced water supply in downstream areas in Punjab and Sindh will lead to salination of potable water at even lower depths creating shortage of drinking water availability for Punjab and Sindh. The Diamar-Basha dam is another option, but cannot match the feasibility of the Kalabagh project. December 15, Gold dips. KIRC, an NGO focusing on coverage of the Kashmir conflict has alleged that the opposition against the construction of Kalabagh has been supported by foreign intelligence agencies, as a way to weaken kalababh state of Pakistan.

Both have to be built as they are complimentary to each other. Vast areas under irrigation at present may become barren, converting it into desert.

KBD is kalagagh ready for start of construction. Due to the politicisation of the issue, the Kalabagh Dam has been put in cold storage and no serious effort has been made to remove the reservations of smaller provinces about its construction.