NOTE: A gang of people belonging to Punjab has made vigorous propaganda that water of recent flood could have been collected in the proposed Kalabagh dam and
as such destruction of flood could have been avoided. A person not less than prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani who belongs to Punjab, was impressed upon by such propaganda. Notorious WAPDA, Punjab Govt and IRSA are behind such wrong
Following letter provides good reply to such people, therefore, below letter is re-produced for those who have not seen it yet.
All friends are requested to counter poisonous propaganda by pro-KBD lobby by spreading this letter extensively so that effort to hide out the truth could have been foiled.- M K Sial
August 12, 2010
Floods and Kalabagh dam
I can recall Prime Minister (PM) Gilaniís first speech in parliament, when he categorically rejected the construction of the Kalabagh Dam. Later, it was observed that he appeared very political about the subject. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
also refused to reject the scheme. Now PM Gilani has come up with an even more surprising stance that the destruction caused by the floods could have been averted had the dam been in place. It is baffling to see that the PM thinks that the amount of floodwater is just six million acre feet (MAF), which is the capacity of the Kalabagh Dam.
The volume of floodwater runs up to 1.2 million cusecs (more than 100 MAF. What does PM Gilani propose for the rest of the 94 MAF of water? Moreover, the disaster would have aggravated if the water had flown upstream due to the dam
on the Indus River. In addition, to collect water from a flood (which is a rare
occurrence in Pakistan), the countryís leadership is prepared to destroy the Indus delta permanently. I humbly request the PM to avoid making such statements in public that perplex the people rather than giving them courage to face the calamity.
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