FPCCI supports Kalabagh Dam 

By PPI
Published: June 30, 2018
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A technical matter has been transformed into a political matter, while the country continues to suffer, the chamber added.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

A technical matter has been transformed into a political matter, while the country continues to suffer, the chamber added. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) announced its unconditional support to the Kalabagh dam (KBD) terming it imperative for the survival of the country. Breaking its long silence over the issue, it also welcomed the action taken by the Supreme Court on water issues and KBD, calling it a ray of hope at a time when Pakistan has become a water-starved country. In a joint statement issued on Friday, FPCCI acting President Atif Ikram Sheikh and Vice President Karim Aziz Malik said KBD was proposed six decades ago, but it was never implemented due to political controversies. A technical matter has been transformed into a political matter, while the country continues to suffer, they added. The business leaders said Pakistan is considered a developing country where problems like power shortage and unavailability of water need to be taken care of.  

Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2018.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Ts
    Jun 30, 2018 - 10:17AM

    No sindh does not support. We living in sindh have genuine reasons not to support it. Built other dams for god sake. Dont conspire against countryRecommend

  • Niaz Ahmed
    Jun 30, 2018 - 10:58AM

    This is what we have to do built dams …. more and more dams ….. Get cheap electricity, plenty of water for agriculture, safety at the time of floods and security at the time of drought…. Its time Pakistanis should get together and ruin the endian investment by cornering those who oppose dams. Recommend

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