'Lake' in Hunza (II)

Letter May 15, 2010

LAHORE: This is with reference to Lt-General Shahid Niaz’s press conference as reported in your newspaper on the artificial lake issue.

The fact is that while the immediate concern should be to ensure that the local population is not affected in any catastrophic way, we should however take this as a lesson and increase our overall water storage capacity.

The blockade has in effect created a reservoir about 20 kilometres in length but has not dried up the Indus river downstream. This should make people understand that construction of a dam at Kalabagh would also not dry up the Indus river.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 16th, 2010.


Jawad Hussain | 12 years ago | Reply I totally agree with Mr. Alvi on this. First of all, the authorities must learn the lesson of acting before the catastrophe disrupts the local population and turns into a threat for the whole country. Secondly, Kala Bagh Dam should be built at the earliest so as to get Pakistan rid of the menace of power crisis. The assessment in this regard, is well applicable as the artificial lake never hampered the Indus River. People should now try seeing the real side of these fake politicians who have been fooling them for their own interests on the National Issues. Come on Pakistan, please wake up!
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