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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Siltation of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla Dams reservoirs is fast reducing their water storage capacity which will have adverse effects on water supply for irrigation everywhere. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Finally due to regulated water supply and constant flows of water the underground water getting salinated even at shallow level in Sindh will be saved.

India is itself using water as a weapon against Pakistan by regulating water supply to Pakistan, agreed under Indus Water Treaty signed in With KBD 5, cusecs will in this reach, due to addition of 2. 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 from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mangla Dam Neelum—Jhelum Dam. Moreover, according to the study, the negative consequences of not building Kalabagh are as follows: Manzoor Ahmed Sheikh, Engr. 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.

Retrieved 8 July The apprehensions are therefore baseless. KalabaghMianwali District. Dams on the Indus River. Unfortunately, the conflict dynamics of Kalabagh dam primarily rest on lack of consensus among provinces.

Retrieved 6 June It is a sad reality that Sindh will be the biggest loser if KBD is not constructed and on the other hand will be a major beneficiary by getting additional 2.


Asghar Ali Abidi and Engr. The mean river flow at Kalahagh is Due to certain violations of the Indus Accord by the Punjab province, reservations daam Sindh grew against the project, whose population and political leaders now painted it as a conspiracy.


Unless these four issues are addressed, the state of this country will not improve.

Taking this into account, Kalabagh dam is the most appropriate option to deal with the wastage of millions of acres of water during the monsoon season. There is debate on whether Benazir favored the Kalabagh project. All parties urged to agree on Kalabagh dam – The Express Tribune”. Notwithstanding, construction of any canals by any province would not increase its share of water. Pakistan on the contrary constructed only two major reservoirs till after signing of treaty in Besides India established flood control system and constructed Km long lndra Gandhi Canal to irrigate deserts in north western and western Rajisthan carrying water from Beas and Sutlej Rivers in Punjab.

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Conflict dynamics of Kalabagh Dam

Due to the politicisation of the issue; the Kalabagh Dam kalbaagh been put in cold storage and no serious effort has been made to remove the reservations of smaller provinces about its construction. He will not take a position on the construction of the dam, but wants more water reservoirs to be built in the country at the earliest.

Views Read Edit View history. Among them were Engr. Indian Dams construction has benefitted four provinces by provision of water for irrigation viz Eastern Punjab 4.

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

An independent review panel was also constituted by the Government of Pakistan, consisting of eminent Pakistani engineers to review the Project Planning Report. However, on 26 Maythe Federal Minister for Water and Power kalabagn 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”.


Malik, former chief technical advisor to the United Nations and World Bank, said, “Sindh and Pakhtunkhwah would become drought areas in the years to come if Kalabagh Dam was not built.

Kalabagh Dam – Wikipedia

It does not include transmission line cost. It can be completed in 6 years. 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, kzlabagh 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.

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. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be a major loser of this opportunity if KBD is not built.

Zubair Sheikh and Jameel Gishkori, among others. After the construction of Tarbela DamKalabagh became the highest priority dam project. KBD orifice spillway has crest level at feet which has the potential of flushing of sediments from reservoir, while at BD spillway crest is at 3, feet, with full pond level at feet, no flushing advantage is available due to its height.

To offset the looming threat of kalqbagh 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 aklabagh flow below Kotri Barrage.