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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The government then approached the World Bank, which agreed to finance the project. Pakistan portal Water portal Renewable energy portal.

It has not added a single major reservoir to meet escalating irrigating and power needs. 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 is considered dangerous for the unity and integrity of Pakistan.

Kalabagh Dam

Daily Times 10 August There is debate on whether Benazir favored the Kalabagh project. Engineer Barkat ALi August 21, 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”.

On the contrary, if the dam is erected Sindh will get additional 2. Lack of political will and vision, corruption and incompetence are the four major reasons which block progress and development in this country, and it is these very issues which have stopped the Kalabagh project in its tracks. For BD miles of access road will have to be upgraded, 59 miles of Karakoram Highway will have to be raised and rebuilt through mountainous ranges, along Indus River.

Since the completion of Tarbela dam inno mega dam has been constructed in Pakistan, whereas the population of the country has tripled in the last 44 years. Views Read Edit View history.


Taliban hold talks on Afghan peace in Tehran. Pakistan first approached the Soviet Union for financing assistance, but due to strained relations with Afghanistan a Soviet allythis request was denied.

KBD storage capacity for supplementing water for irrigation is 6. Increased water supply due to KBD reservoir will ensure more water for irrigation. This panel also agreed with the conclusions of the Report and supported its recommendations. Due to certain violations of the Indus Accord by the Punjab province, reservations in Sindh grew against the project, whose population and political leaders now painted it as a conspiracy.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be a major loser of this opportunity if KBD is not built. 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. The Monsoons rains occur downstream of Bhasha Dam and thus the flood water cannot reach Bhasha Dam storage. Pakistan on the contrary constructed only two major reservoirs till after signing of treaty in Intensely debated, if constructed the dam generate 3, MW of electricity; however, 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.

Sindh apprehends that canals proposed to be taken off from KBD will result in reduced water supply to Sindh are unfounded.

After signing of Water 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.

The apprehensions are therefore baseless. Sharjeel The Express Tribune”. Project is almost ready for start. 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 load centers.


At this point in Pakistan’s history, previous dam projects such as Mangla under Ayub Khan and Tarbela under Zulfikar Ali Bhutto never faced any opposition. Reservations of Sindh are justified and the Kalabagh dam should be handed over to the province if it is built. The Diamar-Basha dam is another option, but cannot match the feasibility of the Kalabagh project. The KBD construction got politicised due to India sponsored lobby.


Kalabagh dam is our best chance at stopping the wastage of billions of gallons of water during the monsoon season. Zubair Sheikh and Jameel Gishkori, among others. Three major realities shape the conflict dynamics of Kalabagh dam.

Omar for renewal of Iran-Pak MW electricity import agreement. The CJP also expressed alarm over the dangerous water crisis in Quetta and warned that if adequate measures were not taken, Quetta will be soon be completely daj. Despite the political roadblocks, the World Bank and foreign consultants continued their work on Kalabagh, over a period of ten years, up to when the project was finally put on hold.

It will save land currently under cultivation from turning barren and potable water getting affected by salination at shallow level.

KBD is almost ready for start of construction.