The ugly face of politics is flagrantly displayed in Pakistan by entrenched opposition, albeit baseless, to Kalabagh Dam as if it was a project of Punjab alone, and planned to rob Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh of Indus water. The sad part is that both Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have fallen for this lie and the political parties have risen in revolt, they claim that they would separate from Pakistan if Kalabagh Dam was built.

The elderly politician of Dera Ismail Khan have termed the Kalabagh Dam as a political issue rather than a technical one and keep mum over the benefits of irrigating 8 lac acres of virgin land in Dera Ismail Khan which is bland ignorance The Sindhi politicians also do not mention the vast area that will be irrigated which equals Punjab by the stored waters of Kalabagh Dam. The generation of 3600 MW of dirt cheap energy is another added benefit. The writing is on the wall for everyone to read!

DR MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI,

Lahore, December 9.