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SINDH OPPOSES KALA BAG DAM

 

This is the very serious and burning issue of our times. Sindh is justified to oppose the construction of Kalabag Dam on the following grounds:

1. There is no much water left in Indus.

2. The “Katcho” will die.

Indus inundated area on both side of the river at an average 5 miles (8km)wide, total about 1/9 million areas, very rich in fertile due to aeons of nutritional silt deposition. Apart from this a thick riverine forest has grown on 598,880 acres (240,000 he ctraces) of Katcho. It depends entirely upon the inundation of Indus. Whernever the quantity of water flowing down the river is nor sufficient sub merge the ‘Katcho’ everything is affected and even wells for drinking water run low. If KBD is constructed/built, than:

·         Loss of surface moisture – soil degradation, solinty, winal erosen – turning the land into desert.

·         Soil erosen – decline of succession of plants – within 50 years forest will be invisible.

·        More than one hundred thousand dependent people will face economic & social ruin.

·         Shortage of honey,gum,timber,animals,meat,dairy,poultry & live stock.

3. Mangrove forests will be affected:

Most productive, protecting and nurturing thousand of botanical, aquatic & wildlife species,

Principle components of delta ecosystem, provide ideal nursery grounds for many commercial fish species. Support wild life species: Jackals, reptiles, dolphin, protect sindh coast as forest break the force of waves: hence 200 miles long coast protected, otherwise situation of Bangladesh to be witnessed.

They have tendency to filter, sand from the sea water and are protecting existing ports otherwise sand might have choked the ports.

 

4. Pollution of the water Resources:

 

• Irrigation returns carrying surface salts & pesticides. Pakistan was about 25,000 of organic, phosphorus and organo-chloride pesticides, there are non biodegradable resulting adding of harmful poisons in Indus water.

 

·        • Human & industrial effluent from 40 cities and hundreds of villages situated on the river bank add to the pollution.

 

 

 

·        Decreasing flow in Indus to warm and draw weather of lower Indus plain further add to the pollution.

·         Natural lakes will disappear.

·        The changing course of Indus has left thousand of small & large depressions that become natural lakes when fill with water. Sindh is therefore hom to some Asia’s largest lakes like Manchar, Kenjhar, Haleji & Hadero (Thutta) & Chotiari (In Sanghar). Most of them inundation lake. Loss of irrigating land, fish, birds, recreation – social economic loss.

·         Salt water Intrusion:

·        The flow of water in Indus effectively checks salt water intrusion from the Arabian Ocean into lower flood plains of Indus. If Indus River is chained at Kalabag, the unchecked sea water will start flowing up into Indus and its estuaries.

·         The exorbitant cost:

 

When the economy of the country is reeling under external and internal debt of more than Rs 02 trillion, when each Pakistani is under debt, when the balance of payment is more than $ 3 billion in the red annually, then why to launch is mighty and costly project.

 

The GUL HAYAT INSTITUTE has prepared chronology of the events and activities to give some ideas about the Sind reaction on the issue. This chronology, though not comprehensive and 100% complete, as the sufficient to give clear picture of the story.

 

 

No.

Date

Activity

Organized by

Remarks

1

3/5/1985

Article under the title: “Water problem & Punjabi think-tank”.

Published in the Daily Newspaper “Aftab”, Hyderabad

It was reaction on the statement of Hanif Ramy’s statement that “Indus River” be renamed as “Pakistan River”

2

18-5-1985

Distribution of Indus River water must fulfill demands of smaller provinces.

Syed Muhammad Shah, member Sindh Assembly

Statement issued to the Press

3

18-5-1985

Mangla Dam must feed 15,000 cusec water per day to Indus River so as to solve the problem of acute shortage of water that is now also affecting Karachi.  

Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Speaker Sindh Assembly

Statement issued to the Press

4

19-5-1985

Distribution of water with special reference to Punjab is being observed by our experts. We are just for our due rights.

Syed Pir Sabghatullah Shah Rashidi, Provincial Minister for Irrigation.

Statement issued to the Press

5

20-5-1985

The distribution of water must be ensured as per the Water Agreement & reservations of smaller provinces be kept in mind.

Jamait Islami, Sindh Majlis Shoora

Resolutions passed in meetings.

6

20-5-1985

Sindh Government disagrees with Punjab Government’s Proposal on distribution of water & demands “Rao Commission” formula must be adopted & implemented.

Sindh Government

As per News Item appeared in the Press.

7

21-5-1985

Sindh be provided share of water as per “Fazal Akbar Formula”.

Sikandar Hayat Khan Khuhawar, General Secretary, Sindh Abadgar Board, Shahdad kot.

Press statement

8

21-5-1985

Dams on the style of Mangla & Tarbela should be constructed in Sindh to solve the water problem.

Hamzo Palijo, Senator from Sindh

Press Statement

 

 

 

 

Press Statement

9

22-5-1985

Keeping in view the acute shortage of Irrigation water, the effected areas of Sindh be declared calamity-hit areas.

Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Speaker Sindh Assembly

 

10

22-5-1985

We are getting lower share from the Indus Water & are ready to initiate dialog with Punjabi Politicians & intelligentsia   

Syed Pir Sabghatullah Shah Rashidi, Provincial Minister for Irrigation.

Press Statement

11

22-5-1985

Great loss to crops in Sindh predicted.

Survey reports on the shortage of irrigation water, published in various Sindhi newspapers.

News Items

12

22-5-1985

Sindh must be given due share if Indus Water to avoid agricultural disasters.

Pir Ali Bahadur Shah, President PPP Dist. Badin

Press Conference

13

24-5-1985

The Water Of Mangla Dam Reservoir For Affected Irrigation Land In Sindh, not possible.

Rao Abdul Razaq, Irrigation Minister, Govt: of Punjab

Press Statement

14

25-5-1985

Distribution of Indus water on Adhoc basis, has created uncertainly in the economy.

Pakistan Planning Commission

Press Report

15

25-5-1985

Sindh disapproves Government’s stand on Indus River water issue.

Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani, President, sindh PPP

Statement issued in Jacobabad

16

28-5-1985

Sindh be provided required quantity of water to avoid certain drought.

Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Ex-Vice Chancellor Sindh University

Press Statement

17

28-5-1985

Sindh be provided irrigation water according to Sindh Tas agreement

Jeay Sindh Student’s Federation, Sanghar.

Press Statement

18

29-5-1985

Peoples’ Party, Khairpur demands due share of irrigation water.

PPP Office bearer, Distt. Khairpur.

Press Statement

19

29-5-1985

The situation of irrigation water supply to Sindh Agricultural Land not satisfactory.

Mukhtyarkar Aqil

In the column “Sindh ki Diary” published in the Daily “Jang”, Karachi

20

31-5-1985

Tribunal be appointed/constituted to look into the water issue in the country.

Mir Zafarullaha Khan Jamali, Federal Minister for Water & Power.

Proposal Through Statement

21

31053

Due share of irrigation water be provided to Sindh

Jeay Sindh Student’s Federation, Jamshoro & sindh Porhiyat Tanzeem, Village Mahood.

Press Statement

22

31053

Drought-hit Sindh demands its due share of irrigation water.

Daily, Hilal-i-Pakistan Karachi

Editorial

23

31053

Demand of declaration of Sindh as a drought-hit province.

Daily Hilal-i-Pakistan

Editorial

23

31084

National Assembly Members from Sindh meet in the Sindh House, Islamabad. Abdul Hameed Jatoi presided. Water issue was discussed in details. Later on meet with the press and demands 20,000 cusec water.

Sindhi MNAs

Meet the Press

24

15-6-1985

Sindh is creating undue problem on the water distribution issue, and becoming high risk.

Malik Ghulam Hyder, M.P.A Punjab Assembly

Participating/speaking

25

31204

Larkanians Demand For Distribution Of Indus Water On 1945 Water Pact formula.

Abadgars, Social workers, intellectuals and political workers.

Joint procession

26

31204

Punjab Assembly Reolution demanding the opening of Chashma Jhehlum link canal criticized.

Daily “Aftab”, Hyderabad

Editorial under title: “Pani Mathay Jhoopra, Moorikh unh Mehran”

27

31265

Opening of Chashma Jhelum link canal by Punjab the act of open dacoity.

Ghulam Muhammad Soomro

1st installment of the Article published in Daily AFTAB, Hyderabad

28

22-11-1985

Constrauction of KB, no less than ruining of Sindh.

Sindh Hari Committee, Branch Lalo Wari (Ghotki)

Resolution passed in the special meeting

29

31445

People to be vacated during the construction of the K.B, will be offered settlement in Sindh. Land to be provided in Pano Aqil Taluka-Move condemned. 

Islami Jamiat Tulba, Sukkur.

Statement issued.

30

31447

Chamber of commerece of Lahore, assured to full support of U.S.A

U.S.A Councel General

Assurance to the deputation of C.C Lahore.

31

31598

WAPDA submitted revised design of K.B to the Governemnt and insists on the same location for the construction of the Dam.

WAPDA

Press News

32

31598

Construction of K.B, high risk for the Sindh economy & environment, evemn for intergrity of the country.

The Daily Ibrat, Hyderabad

Editorial

33

31598

Manshar lake be designed and converted into Dam.

Sindh Taraqi Pasand Malah Tanzeem

Press statement

34

31629

Statement of Punjab ministers on the Indus water issue developed.

The “Daily Aftab”, Hyderabad

Editorial

35

15-5-1986

The Governemnt resolved to construct K.B.

Ministry of Water & Power Govt: of Pakistan

Press News

36

31724

To support the construction of K.B is to show enmity with Sindh.

NGOs Co-ordination Committee, Thatta

Press statement

37

24-5-1987

The construction of the K.D opposed on varios grounds.

Sindh Assemenly Committee

Report submitted to the Chief Minister of Sindh

38

14-6-1987

People & Land of Punjab will be more affected than NWFP. No substitute for KBD.

Kazi Abdul Majeed Abid Federal Minister for information, Power & Water

statement

39

17-6-1987

Sindh is being victimized inconnection with getting itys due share from Indus water and is supposed to be ruined by K.B.D construction.

Abdul Fatah Malik, MRD leader & eminent poet of Sukkur.

Press statement

40

20-6-1987

Chief Minister Sindh’s firm stands on the construction of KBD.

The Daily “Ibrat” Hyderabad

Editorial on Sindh Governemnt’s stand on the issue.

41

23-12-1987

Kala Bagh Dam construction is the clear move of conspiracy against Sindh.

Rasool Bux Palijo, Secretary Genaral Awami National Party.

Responding to the question of the journalist at Rawalpindi Airport.

42

24-12-1987

The report of the special committee constituted by Sindh Governemnt on KBD is the realistic and rational reflection of Sindh on KBD.

Various Sindh Newspapers

Editorial

43

32264

KBD unacceptable. Its construction will be opposed Iron hands.

Sindh girls students of various educational institutions.

Procession & press conference at Hyderabad

44

32295

KBD be constructed as soon as possible. It is in the greater interests of the economy of the country.

Rais Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Founder National Peoples’ Party

Statement in Multan

45

22-1-1988

Provisional Governemnt be being taken into confideince in favor of the construction of KBD.

Kazi Abdul Majeed, Federal Minister of Water & Power.

Statement in Senate Section

46

30-1-1988

General consensus must for the construction of KBD.

The Daily “DAWN” Karachi

Advised the Government in its Editorial.

47

14-2-1988

Kala Bagh Dam unwanted. Project be withdrawn

Pakistan Peoples’ Party

Resolution

46

19-2-1988

KBD will be high-risk for the integrity of the country.

Sindh Committee of “Sindh Baloch Pashtoon Front”. Meeting presided over by Usif Talpur

resolution

47

24-2-1988

Inspite of outright rejection by Sindh, intentions of the Government to construct KBD is deplorable. 

Hussain Bux Narejo, Secretary Sindhi Peoples’ National Alliance.

Press statement

48

32205

KBD construction on the cost of the integrity of the country. The Government will be given tough time.

Central leader of the sindh peoples’ students federation.

Press statement held in Hyderabad.

49

32236

Sindh outright rejects the KBD Scheme

Rasool Bux Palijo, Abdul Hafiz Pirzado, Shah Muhammad Shah, Aftab Shah Jilani, Imdad Chandio, Masood Noorani, Hussain Bux Narejo, Ghulam Muhammad Soomro, Muhammad Hussain Panhwar, (Known as Mitt Panhwar), Mola Bux Chandio & Sattar Rajpar.

Speeches delivered in the “Anti KBD Conference”

50

32266

KBD construction will be opposed with Iron hands. KBD not acceptable to Sindh. 

Central Committee of the Sindh Hari Committee. The meeting presided over by Ghulam Rasool Sahito. 

Resolution

51

15-3-1988

All the districts councils of Sindh have rejected the KBD scheme and its construction Deputation consisting of chairman of various District Councils to apprise the Prime Minister of the situation.

Makhdoom Rafiq-u-Zaman, ChairmanDistrict Council, Hyderabad

Press statement

52

15-3-1988

Long march from Kiamari to Kalabagh, if construction of KBD announced by the Government.

Mumtaz Ali Bhutto

Press statement

53

21-3-1988

KBD schemen against the interests of the country & will of Sindh.

Jam Saqi & Hussain Bux Narejo

Press statement

54

24-3-1988

Disintegration of Pakistan is the sole motive behind KBD scheme. Sindh is the maker of Pakistan and will safeguard the interests of country.

Rasool Bux Palijo, Shah Muhammad Shah, Hussain Bux Narejo.

Speeches deliverd in the procession held by “Sindhi Quomi Itihad”  in Sukkur.

55

24-3-1988

KBD-an unwanted sheme

Procession held at Karachi by Karachi Branch of Sindh Quomi Itihad

Speeches deliverd

56

25-3-1988

Hyderabad witnesses Anti-KBD Hunger-Strike

Pakhtoon Shagird Tanzeem

Anti KBD Hunger Strike

57

28-3-1988

Sindh rejects KBD

Sindh Hari Committee

Procession in Hyderabad

58

32206

KBD not to be constructed

J.U.I Sukkur

resolution

59

32390

KBD not acceptable

Sindh Peoples’ Committees working committees   

resolution

60

32390

The KBD scheme aims to teach Sindh lesson for its contribution in making of Pakistan.

Sindhi Quami Itihad

Procession & Press Conference in Karachi

61

13-04-1988

KBD not technical but political issue. Let it be constructed in the greater interests of the country.

Zahid Anwar

Article in daily “JANG”

62

14-04-1988

Sindh opposes KBD

Procession by sindh Quomi Ithad and other parties

Speeches delivered

63

18-04-1988

KBD scheme is aim at ruin SIndh

Syed Ali Meer Shah, chairman sindh Abadgar Board

Statement in Larkana

64

28-04-1988

Consent of all provinces must before construction of KBD

Raja ZAfar-ul-Haq federal minister

Statement in Sukkur

65

32268

KBD scheme is demaging national unity, it must be buried.

Piyar Ali Allama, PPP leaders, Ex- Sindh ministers & Senators

Statement in Karachi

66

23-05-1988

KBD must not be made talk of the street. It will not be constructed until and unless four provinces do not agree. 

Kazi Abdul Majeed “Abid” Federal Minister for Information

Statement at Tando M Khan.

67

21-05-1988

KBD scheme is an agenda of ruining sindh

Sardar Jam Feroz Unnar

Statement issued in Nawabshah

68

16-08-1988

KBD for the bright future of the country. Stand of Sindh & NWFP unreasonable

Chairman WAPDA

Lahore

 

17-12-1988

KBD will pave way for creation of more differences amongst provinces and will make sindh crippled economically. 

Sindh Assembly

Debate on the issue

 

 

 

 

 

69

 

 

 

 

70

19-12-1988

Sindh Assembly’s stand on KBD issue praised.

The Daily “Hilal-i-Pakistan”

Editorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

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