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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…

Big majority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa favours Kalabagh Dam: MCCI chief

May 23, 2014- BR Report A big majority in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province is in favour of Kalabagh dam that can be proved by holding a referendum. President Mardan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) Zahir Shah stated this while talking to Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Sohail Lashari during a visit to the LCCI on Thursday. MCCI Founding President Haji Sultan was also present on the occasion. The MCCI President said Kalabagh dam should be built without any…

LHC dismisses petition against Prime Minister on Kalabagh Dam

May 01, 2014 The Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not starting construction of Kalabagh Dam (KBD). A bar member, Feroze Shah, contended that the high court had directed the government to convene a meeting of Council of Common Interest (CCI) on the construction of the KBD. The lawyer pleaded that the court order was not complied with, therefore, Prime Minister was the responsible for…

Need to construct Kalabagh dam, other reservoirs stressed

May 08, 2013 RECORDER Agricultural sub committee of Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) headed by Shahid Naseem Khokhar has stressed the need for construction of Kalabagh dam and other water reservoirs to save our agricultural economy which contributes 26 percent of GDP and 52 percent of the total populace is getting its livelihood from it. 67.5 percent people are living in the rural areas of Pakistan and are directly involved in it. The convener said that economy of…

Shujaat rules out construction of KBD

April 08, 2013 President Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q), Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, has said that construction of Kalabagh Dam is not possible; hence, we must forget it. This he said while responding a query as to why Kalabagh Dam is missing from PML-Q manifesto, which was launched here on Sunday. Secretary General PML-Q Mushahid Hussain Syed, S M Zafar, and other were also present on the occasion. To a question, Shujaat said that politicians must not be insulted under the garb of…

Farmers urged to vote for supporters of Kalabagh Dam

December 12, 2012 ZAHID BAIG Pakistan Farmers Alliance (PFA), a forum of nine organisations representing growers and the agricultural sector has urged farmers to vote only for those who support the Kalabagh Dam construction. 'The consensus is already there in the Water Accord 1991 hence no new consensus is required,' said PFA convener Dr Tariq Bucha, Chaudhry Hamid Malhi, Sarfraz Khan, Sidique Rehmat and Rabia Sultan while speaking at a press conference here on Tuesday.…

Kalabagh Dam an anti-Pakhtun project: Hoti

December 09, 2012 Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti on Saturday said that Kalabagh Dam as an anti-Pakhtun destructive project aimed at their destruction, adding they had neither accepted it in past and nor will do right now. Addressing a anti-Kalabagh Dam rally held here in Nishtar Hall, the chief minister said that they will not wait for expressing their views regarding the controversial dam in the Council of Common Interest (CCI) and openly rejecting it. He said…

Sindh Assembly passes four resolutions against Kalabagh Dam

December 08, 2012 The Sindh Assembly on Friday passed four resolutions unanimously against the construction of Kalabagh Dam, as lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle asked the federal government to shun the controversial project permanently that poses threats to the national unity. The house, however, witnessed chaotic scenes for the second day of the debate on KBD, as lawmakers continued to blame each others'' parties for supporting the dam''s construction in the past. Treasury…

Kalabagh Dam: Nawaz seeks national consensus

December 04, 2012 Pakistan Muslim League-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has called for national consensus on Kalabagh Dam as it could be difficult to handle the issue without building consensus. "The entire nation should decide to resolve the KBD, as it is more complicated to handle without development of national consensus," Sharif told a press conference at Mardan on Monday, wherein Central leader Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Nawabzada Khawaja Mohammad Khan Hoti announced to quit his…

Highly controversial mega project: LHC asks government to construct Kalabagh Dam

HAMID NAWAZ November 30, 2012: The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the federal government to construct highly controversial Kalabagh Dam. The LHC Chief Justice, Umar Ata Bandial, while disposing of several identical petitions seeking directions for construction of Kalabagh Dam observed that under Article 154(7), it was the constitutional obligation of the government to enforce the decision of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) about construction of Kalabagh Dam. "In the…

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