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PEW demands national debate on Kalabagh Dam

The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the Kalabagh dam (KBD) is one of the most unfortunate mega project in the history of Pakistan. It has suffered setbacks owing to political interference, especially by the politicians of two provinces who continue to oppose it without knowing the benefits and ground realities. There is a strong lobby which does not want to see this dam being constructed, the same lobby continue to delay Thar coal project, said PEW President Dr Murtaza…

Diamer-Bhasha Dam project: Dar discusses issues related to financing

September 07, 2014 - BR Report - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting to discuss issues related to financing of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam project on Saturday. WAPDA Chairman Zafar Mahmood briefed the Finance Minister on a draft of hydel power policy which is being prepared and it would include all issues in relation to efforts aimed at attracting private sector investment in hydel power generation in Pakistan. The policy will provide for an upfront tariff to the international…

Dam hit by bad project management

May 20, 2014- BR Report MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN Gomal Zam Dam- a multi purpose billions of rupees project is said to be the victim of bad project management and incompetence of top brass of Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda), well informed sources told us. In 2012, Ministry of Water and Power had raised objections over the revised PC-1 of Gomal Zam Dam project prepared by Wapda. The 17.4 MW multipurpose project was constructed at Kahjuri Kach on the Gomal River in South…

Chairman WAPDA visits Diamer Bhasha Dam site, reviews progress

April 25, 2014 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Zafar Mahmood visited Diamer Bhasha Dam site to have first-hand knowledge about the project and witness the progress on the preparatory works that are underway there. Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman said that Diamer Bhasha Dam is of immense importance because of its water storage capacity, generation of much-needed low-cost hydel electricity and flood mitigation. He said that initiation of…

Indian dam on Chenab River: KBP urges government to take notice

January 23, 2014 Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) has urged the government of Pakistan to take immediate notice of Indian attempt to construct another dam on Chenab leading total drying of the river and further shortage of water for agriculture in Pakistan. KBP Secretary General Malik Muhammad Ramzan Rohari while addressing the 'water committee' of the Board here on Wednesday said that India had started construction of 'Karthai Dam' on Chenab which was five times bigger than Baglihar Dam and its…

Motorway, Kunar dam accords on the cards

November 18, 2013 QUDSSIA AKHLAQUE ISLAMABAD - During Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s first official visit to Kabul for consultations with the top Afghan leadership, major joint declarations to establish vital energy and communication links between the two neighbouring countries are expected, according to diplomatic sources. “The visit is likely to take place sometime between November 30 and December 4 and dates are currently being firmed up through diplomatic channels,” well-placed…

KBD construction: uproar in Senate over Imran’s statement

October 30, 2013 ZULFIQAR AHMAD A huge uproar was witnessed in Senate on Tuesday when senators belonging to Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) plainly warned of strong resistance in case of any move to build the Kala Bagh Dam. Speaking on a point of order, PPP Senator Aajiz Dhamra said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan's statement in India about launching a campaign to build KBD was an insult to the three provincial assemblies, which had…

USAID-funded Gomal Zam dam, power house inaugurated

September 13, 2013 Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif and US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson on Thursday jointly inaugurated Gomal Zam Dam and power house located in the South Waziristan Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). Governor Khyber Pakhtun-khwa, Engineer Shaukatullah, Minister of State for Water and Power, Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali, Mission Director USAID, Gregory Gottleib, Chairman Wapda, Syed Raghib Abbas Shah, Director General FWO,…

Is KBD dam an answer?

August 24, 2013 DR ZAFAR ALTAF0 Climate change need not be taken cynically by anyone. It has come to stay. Who would have thought that Karachi would have hailstorms and torrential rains? The last time this happened was when I was posted from Sargodha to Karachi where all hell had broken loose because of torrential rains. Yet on TV I have seen people talk about dams as the saviour of this nation. How many dams do the engineers want to build to ensure that Pakistan and the country do not…

No large dam constructed since 1974: President FCCI

August 16, 2013 President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) Mian Zahid Aslam has fully endorsed the Prime Minister's statement that peace is a pre-requisite for economic revival and foreign investment in Pakistan. Addressing a meeting of local industrialists and traders, he said that Prime Minister has rightly indicated that we cannot grow and make progress without ensuring peace for which practical steps are imperative to achieve these targets. He further said that…

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