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Pakistan floods trigger fresh dam debate

September 17th , 2014 - By Zofeen T. Ebrahim As Pakistan battles the ferocious waves of its angry rivers, Mirza Asif Baig, chairman of the Indus Water Commission (IWC), argues the destruction of the floods could have been averted if the country had invested more in dams. While Pakistan is currently wracked by floods, for most of the year the arid country has little rain. This year’s floods have killed almost 500 people in Pakistan and Indian administered Kashmir, displaced hundreds of…

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