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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Vast areas under irrigation at present may become barren, converting it into desert. KBD has an edge of duperiority over Bhasha Diamer in many respects, though none is a substitute for the other.


It is a supplement and equally important and necessary to build. Besides India established flood control system and constructed Km long lndra Gandhi Canal to irrigate deserts in north western and western Rajisthan carrying water from Beas and Sutlej Rivers in Punjab.

Unless these four issues are addressed, the state of this country will not improve. KBD is almost ready for start of construction. Daily Times 10 August With such strong reservations, it has been rather impossible for any government since to proceed with the construction of Kalabagh dam as such a step is considered dangerous for the unity and kxlabagh of Pakistan. The government then approached the World Bank, which agreed to finance the project.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The issue of Kalabagh started to become politicized after the execution of the former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhuttoa highly popular leader from the downstream province of Sindh.

Kalabagh Dam – Wikipedia

Due to certain violations of the Indus Accord by the Punjab province, reservations in Sindh grew against the project, whose population and political kalabagg now painted it as a conspiracy.

Sindh will in fact be the biggest gainer as under the Water Accord its share was increased to 37pc from 34pc by reducing Punjab share from 40pc to 37pc. Others like Sharjeel Memon have claimed Benazir was against its construction. Kalaabagh Dams construction has benefitted four provinces by provision of water for irrigation viz Eastern Punjab 4.


For instance, the assembly of the North Western Frontier Province now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa rejected Kalabagh dam because it feared that Nowshera would be submerged under water if the dam was constructed. It has not added a single major reservoir to meet escalating irrigating and power needs. Kashmir Watch 26 September Moreover, according to the study, the negative consequences of not building Kalabagh are as follows: December 15, Gold dips. 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.

He will not take a position on the construction of the dam, but wants more water reservoirs to be built in the country at the earliest. If KBD does not materialise good agricultural land in Sind the province will become barren due to lack of water reservoir and storage and siltuation of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla Reservoir.

Op-Ed Conflict dynamics of Kalabagh Dam Due to the politicisation of the issue, the Kalabagh Dam has been put in cold storage and no serious effort has been made to klabagh the reservations of smaller provinces about its construction Time involved in construction of this infrastructure will be an added impediment. KBD on completion will start facilitating availability of resources through saving in financial drain on national economy, to finance BD, which will take about ten years to build and will be helpful in providing much needed water reservoir and hydel generation of electricity.

Capacity will decrease with sediment build up.

Manzoor Ahmed Sheikh, Engr. Reduced water supply kalabqgh 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.

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Conflict dynamics of Kalabagh Dam

Finally due to regulated water supply and constant flows of water the underground water getting salinated even at shallow level in Sindh will be saved. This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat It will by itself be an independent huge project entailing enormous cost for construction, over difficult mountainous terrain adm and subsequent continued maintenance. Kalabagh Dam is to be an earth fill feet high, with water reservoir capacity of 6.


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. 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. Taking this into account, Kalabagh dam is the most appropriate option to deal with kalzbagh wastage of millions of acres of water during the monsoon season.

Kalabagh Dam

India is itself using water as a weapon against Pakistan by regulating water supply to Pakistan, agreed under Indus Water Treaty signed in Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar. Messi rejects Ronaldo’s challenge.

Siltation of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla Dams reservoirs is fast reducing their water storage capacity which will have adverse effects on water supply for irrigation everywhere. Location of Kalabagh Dam in Pakistan. KBD is the only solution to harness the Monsoon rains flows of Swat and Kabul Rivers that contribute heavily to the flood havoc as in KBD storage capacity for supplementing water for irrigation is 6.

It will save land currently under cultivation from turning barren and potable water getting affected by salination at shallow level. Sharjeel The Express Tribune”. On the contrary, if the dam is erected Sindh will get additional 2. 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 the state of Pakistan.

Only Punjab favours the construction of Kalabagh dam, as it expects the easing of electricity shortages and the availability of more water for agriculture. With KBD 5, cusecs will in this reach, due to addition of 2.