Raja Afrasiab Khan, a retired Supreme Court Judge has written an important article in the National Urdu press (Nawa-i-Waqt) about the recurring floods in Pakistan and the need for building KBD and other dams to save the country from disastrous effects of floods. He has concentrated, and rightly too, on building of KBD addressing the concerns of Sindh, KPK and Baluchistan. He has suggested that the Parliament ought to discuss the core issue to make the dam acceptable to all the provinces. The cobwebs of the past, woven around the dam ought to be clarified by open discussion. He further asks, when would our rulers wake up? It would be no use if they wake up after the water has risen above their heads. The government is already facing a bad patch and have already disappointed the people. Maybe the building of KBD can restore confidence in this government. In view of this warning, sounded by an eminent member of our society, it is required that the rulers pay heed to the urgings of a wise man who feels deeply for this nation. The warning alarm bells tell us that ‘time and tide wait for no man.’
DR. MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI,
Lahore, September 23.