Resolution against Kalabagh Dam passed in Sindh Assembly

Published: December 7, 2012
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The resolution was presented in the assembly during the previous session. PHOTO: ONLINE

The resolution was presented in the assembly during the previous session. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly passed on Friday a resolution presented against building the Kalabagh Dam, Express News reported.

The construction of the much debated dam was ordered to be resumed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) recently, a move that triggered uproar in Sindh.

The assembly session which took place today was as chaotic as the previous one.

After arguments between assembly members got out of hand, the Speaker of the Sindh Assembly expressed anger and called for discipline, after which the session was resumed in a more civil manner.

All members who wished to express their points stood up and did so.

Subsequently, the assembly passed the resolution and the session was adjourned indefinitely.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Much Amused
    Dec 7, 2012 - 3:06PM

    Now Punjab assembly should pass a resolution in favour of KB dam.

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  • True Picture
    Dec 7, 2012 - 3:14PM

    I believe Sindh assembly has no issue if Sindh is flooded again & poor live under open skies? senseless opposition to Kala bagh dam by these politicians! all they care about is to make money, send their children abroad & then leave Pakistan once job is done in Govt.

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  • SAFIUDDIN SIDDIQUI
    Dec 7, 2012 - 3:41PM

    These are the peoples who brings Pakistan at this stage, no electricity, no gas no water, no Jobs, no busness, They are the main culprit. They are just trying to score points and doing politics on Kalabagh Dam, which is the cheapest way of power generarion. They are simply minting money. They are the people who are eating away resources of poor country.

    Our neighbour country India in constructing Dams and in last 30 years we have done politics only. In fact they are the agent of our enemy who wanted to destroy Pakistan. May Allah help Pakistani poor peoples.

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  • Ali
    Dec 7, 2012 - 4:20PM

    nothing better to do, just a waste of time and money. what a stuipd session, morons.
    and bigger idiots are those who elect these senseless people.

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  • S K Afridi
    Dec 7, 2012 - 4:59PM

    All these MPAs lack common sense and are engaged in spreading provincialism. Will they ever be mature enough to rise above their shallow interests and patty politics?

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  • FaiseH
    Dec 7, 2012 - 5:03PM

    Triumph of the “Wadera” politics.
    Democracy is ‘supposed’ to be “For the People, Of the People, By the People”.
    People making it to the Assemblies on a few thousand votes,of dubious authenticity, from captive constituencies, should not be allowed to decide the fate of Pakistan.

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  • ftdr
    Dec 7, 2012 - 6:16PM

    they have make it their “ego issue” and they are dumb indeed..and they dont know benefits of project

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  • Hairaan
    Dec 7, 2012 - 6:18PM

    Democracy is the best revenge. Lols

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  • Extra-ordinary Villager
    Dec 7, 2012 - 6:54PM

    I’m sorry to say this but it seems they deserve all the flooding that happens in Sindh. They’re ok with thousands of people dying and displacing in floods

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  • Jibran
    Dec 7, 2012 - 7:22PM

    To the geniuses:
    How about not opposing India from building “Baglihar Dam” and others upstream. If India builds dams on all rivers, it will help Pakistan in overcoming all flooding problems.

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  • Jibran
    Dec 7, 2012 - 7:23PM

    What kind of filthy language the moderator has allowed on this webpage!

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  • True Picture
    Dec 7, 2012 - 8:19PM

    @Jibran: so you are the genius then? Ok lets see how genius you are – Dams are made for 1) water storage (the main purpose) 2) for cheap electricity. Now India will store water in that dam & will utilise the water elsewhere i.e for drinking water & for irrigation purposes hence they’ll keep most of the water with them & release less amount of water into our rivers. whereas Kala Bagh dam will be used for all Pakistanis, Sindh will get its share of water (more than any other province) as it will not be totally diverted elsewhere like it will happen in the case of Baghliar Dam. Punjab, KPK & Baluchistan will get its share of water but their primary demand is to get electricity. Kala Bagh dam will stop water wastage which happens every monsoon season, provide ample amount of water to all provinces (specifically Sindh) , will stop flooding in Sindh & provide cheap electricity! from Baghliar Dam we will get no electricity, no drinking water, no irrigation water & our rivers will dry up! So do some research before you tag others as non-genius, Mr self proclaimed genius :)

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  • A J Khan
    Dec 7, 2012 - 8:43PM

    Poor Kala Dam died due to cord around the neck. It was a still birth

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  • Kamran Naqvi
    Dec 7, 2012 - 10:30PM

    What a myopic approach these so called “elected representatives” carry!
    Didn’t they see the people suffering from massive loadsheddings of electricity??
    Who is responsible for shutdown of businesses due to power crisis??
    Who is responsible for loss of thousands of jobs???
    How many of them actually helped the people of Sindh during devastating floods in 2010, 2011 & 2012???
    How do the see, if they ever could, the District of Badin gradually submerging with sea??
    While India, China & Afghanistan are building various mega dams, it is unfortunate that a lobby still exists in Pakistan to obstruct the construction of natural dam!!!

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  • Dec 8, 2012 - 2:17AM

    @ true picture ! How do you know that once kalabagh dam is built, there will be no discrimination against sindh. Always sindh deprived of its due share in water accords. When the crop needs water in sindh fed gov cut down its due share and when we don’t need it they gave us extra in the form of flooding . People of sindh still remembers what happened 5 years ago how they opened chasma-jhellum link canal illegally, without the presence of balochistan, kp and sindh representatives in the meeting of ( irsa ). Do you still wants us to believe in bias officials not going to support and discriminate one population to another.

    By the way personally i am not against building dams , including Kala bagh but with consensus and make sure past mistakes and discrimination won’t happened again.

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  • Mirza
    Dec 8, 2012 - 2:55AM

    It is the LHC who once again started this issue of national importance. This is not a provincial issue and no HC is empowered to make decisions for the federation. Just before elections this decision has only polarized the masses of each province and would only help NS and PML-N to keep power in Punjab mostly at the expense of PTI and IK,

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  • Tahir
    Dec 10, 2012 - 8:34PM

    The judgments have been populist in nature. The judge needs to understand the Supreme Court is not a political entity and popular decisions are not necessarily based on the idea of justice. And as far as old systems crumbling are concerned, the handling of the case of Arsalan Iftikhar has definitely put a dent in the court’s credibility.

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