Download scientific diagram | 1: Location of Kalabagh Dam from publication: Feasibility study of Kalabagh dam Pakistan | Kalabagh Dam is among the. “Technically it is possible to construct the Kalabagh Dam, and the concerns of Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa [about the dam] have already. HYDERABAD: Qaumi Awami Tehreek President Ayaz Latif Palijo said on Sunday that building the Kalabagh Dam is tantamount to a death.

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Intensely debated, if constructed the dam generate 3, MW of electricity; kalabahg, the greater benefits would be to tackle the “severe water crises” in the country [1] Pakistan Economy Watch has demanded a national debate on the KBD issue. With such strong reservations, it has been rather impossible for any government since to proceed with the construction of Kalabagh dam as such a step damm considered dangerous for the unity and integrity of Pakistan.

The bed rock on which foundation of dam will have to be taken is 83 feet deep at KBD while it is feet at BD. Pakistan on the contrary constructed only two major reservoirs till after signing of treaty in Retrieved 6 June KBD will store flood water and release it when needed for agriculture in Sindh, thus saving the damage due to floods and meeting water required for agriculture and saving salination of ground water at shallow level.

Views Read Edit View history. Earthfill dam zoned fill embankment with clay core. It will continue to be governed by WAA. Retrieved from ” https: India kakabagh reportedly spending billions in yearly payments to receptive and approachable elements in Sindh to sustain this opposition. Sindh will be the worst affected area if Kalabagh is not built in the form of reduced water supply for irrigation, leading to fast salination of underground water even at shallow level in addition.

Retrieved 22 June If KBD does not materialise good agricultural land in Sind the province will become barren due to lack of water reservoir and storage and siltuation of Tarbela, Chashma kalabafh Mangla Reservoir. The issue of Kalabagh started to become politicized after the execution of the former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhuttoa highly popular leader from the downstream province of Sindh.

First, Pakistan has not built any mega dam sincewhich threatens our already depleted water resources. The feasibility of the Kalabagh dam is not the issue, because the paper work and other important details about water storage and power generation project over river Indus at Kalabagh were prepared a long time ago.

It is a supplement and equally important and necessary to build. In DecemberPervez Musharraf announced that he would re-initiate the Kalabagh project to serve the larger kalabaggh of Pakistan.


After signing of Kalabagj Treaty inIndia has taken effective measures to utilise flashing flood water for constructive purposes, while Pakistan has been neglectful and continues to suffer from flood water devastation.

KIRC, an NGO focusing on coverage of the Kashmir conflict has alleged that the opposition against the construction of Kalabagh has been supported by foreign intelligence agencies, as a way to weaken the state of Pakistan.

Location of Kalabagh Dam in Pakistan. However, on 26 Maythe Federal Minister for Water and Power of Pakistan, Raja Pervez Ashrafsaid that the “Kalabagh Dam would not be constructed” and that the project had been cancelled due to “opposition from Khyber PakhtunkhwaSindh and other stakeholders, the project was no longer feasible”. It will also produce around 4, megawatts of cheap electricity. The provincial assemblies of three out of the four provinces have passed resolutions against the construction of the Kalabagh dam for a variety of reasons.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Due to the politicisation of the issue; the Kalabagh Dam has been put in cold storage and no serious effort has been made to remove the reservations of smaller provinces about its construction.

Kalabagh Dam – Wikipedia

Kalabahg on the Indus River. The Kalabagh Dam Urdu: Finally due to regulated water supply and constant flows kalqbagh water the underground water getting salinated even at shallow level in Sindh will be saved. No delay is anticipated fam provision of infrastructure. According to a recently released International Monetary Fund IMF report, Pakistan is the third most water deficient country in the world.

Since the completion of Tarbela dam inno kalabgh dam has been constructed in Pakistan, whereas the population of the country has tripled in the last 44 years. Initially when the project was being conceived, engineering studies kalbagh by an independent Panel of Experts were also constituted by the World Bank, to progressively review the consultants work and to advise them.

The KBD construction got politicised due to India sponsored lobby. Sharjeel The Express Tribune”. Op-Ed Conflict dynamics of Kalabagh Dam Due to the politicisation of the issue, the Kalabagh Dam has been put in cold storage and no serious effort kaalabagh been made to remove the reservations of smaller provinces about its construction It has not added a single major reservoir to meet escalating irrigating and power needs.

To offset the looming threat of reduced storage capacity in Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla and for continued and assured adherence to the agreed terms of Water Apportionment Accord and to meet requirements for irrigating new Iands, new storages of water are required to store flood water and also save a major chunk of 30 million MAE flowing into the sea through flow below Kotri Barrage. The Monsoons rains occur downstream of Bhasha Dam and thus the flood water cannot reach Bhasha Dam storage.



This panel also agreed with the conclusions of the Report and supported its recommendations. KBD on completion will start facilitating availability of resources through saving in financial drain on national economy, to finance BD, which will take about ten years to build and will be helpful in providing much needed water reservoir and kalqbagh generation of electricity.

There is debate on whether Benazir favored the Kalabagh project. Reduced water supply in downstream areas in Punjab and Sindh will lead to salination of potable water at even lower depths creating shortage of drinking water availability for Punjab and Sindh. In the summer of following the nuclear tests, the then government of PML-N brought up the Kalabagh issue out of the blue, and called for its construction.

Zubair Sheikh and Jameel Gishkori, kalababh others. It is only a question of according priority to KBD, for it will be completed within six years and benefits in the form of water reservoir and saving of flood water deluge damage will be saved, generating direly kaalabagh hydel energy.

On the other hand, the provincial assembly of Sindh resolved that because of the construction of Kalabagh dam, Sindh as the lower riparian province will be dry kalabzgh of the non-availability of water.

One should also try to understand the reality that as long as there are vested interest groups who use ethnicity and so-called nationalistic feelings to further their provincial political goals, there will be no consensus about the Kalabagh Dam. An independent review panel was also constituted by the Government of Pakistan, kalabzgh of eminent Pakistani engineers to review the Project Planning Report. Sind Graduate Association could not see through the vicious game and relied on incorrect and unverified data to draw misleading results, only adding to parochial thinking.

KBD is located on the Indus in Mianwali, easily accessible from each side, close to load centre as well as distribution net work of power transmission, miles downstream of Tarbela, while Bhasha Dam site is miles upstream of Tarbela, involving long and difficult access routes, far removed from load centres and difficult transmission corridors through rugged mountains for conveyance of generated power to kakabagh centers.

The WADPA Chairman rightly said that Pakistan has a water storage capacity of only 30 days, whereas India has water reserves which can meet its requirements for days.


Kalaagh does not include transmission line cost. Increased water supply due to KBD reservoir will ensure more water for irrigation. Petroleum minister briefed on current oil, gas projects.