The Sindh Minister of Inter-provincial Coordination Mr Jamil-uz-Zaman has posed a question that Punjab may choose between Pakistan and Kalabagh dam. This is basically a wrong question to be asked from Punjab. Sindh is to share water from Kalabagh Dam equal to Punjab i.e. 37 per cent each, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan share 14% and 12% respectively as per Water Accord of 1991. At present, irrigated area of Punjab is 73%, Sindh 15%, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 5% and Baluchistan 7% of Pakistan. Even a person of average intelligence would conclude that Punjab stands to lose while other three Provinces gain at the cost of Punjab from the Dam. So to say that Punjab may opt for Pakistan or the reservoir is beyond comprehension. Actually, there would be no Pakistan without Kalabagh Dam and no Sindh as India would block all water of our three rivers if we do not build a dam soon to claim our river waters. As such Mr Jamil-uz-Zaman ought to coolly consider the benefit to all the Provinces from Kalabagh dam. We cannot wait for a mega dam as India is claiming our water in the absence of lack of decision in Pakistan of building the dam, which is of vital importance for us all. DR. MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, October 11.