The Balochistan chief minister has called for construction of wind turbines on the canals in Balochistan, he has actually named three canals on which wind turbines should be built. Either this is a misprint or the chief minister does not know that it is water turbines that can be built on the canals and not wind turbines. There appears to be another misprint which quotes an official of the water and power ministry saying that Bhasha dam will meet the needs of all the four provinces. The needs of power might be fulfilled but not of water. For instance North Punjab will not get any water from Bhasha dam without the left bank canal at Kalabagh dam. Water from Bhasha dam will bypass north Punjab and D I Khan and flow down to Sindh, except for what little south Punjab is allowed to take.


Lahore, April 14.