The chief meteorologist of Pakistan has advised the disaster management authorities in Sindh not to be complacent about the impending monsoon season and be prepared to combat the situation particularly in the southern region of the province. A major part of the flood water emanate from the five big tributary rivers of the Indus. Neither Tarbela nor Bhasha dam are positioned to trap these flood waters. Until Kalabagh dam is built south Punjab and Sindh will continue to face flood havoc. Any measures that are taken to mitigate the floods will have only partial success until the flood waters from Kabul, Chitral, Swat, Haro and Soan rivers are stopped at Kalabagh dam. Self interest demands that attention be paid to the many benefits of the dam and not to the uneducated propaganda.


Lahore, May 4.