The excellent editorials on the Kalabagh dam issue that appeared in The Nation and Nawa-i-Waqt of 17-06-2010 have brought home some very constructive points on how to resolve the imbroglio on this dam. The Nation has rightly stated that attitude of the (PPPs) Punjab Finance Minister Tanvir Kaira that since it is a controversial issue, one should not get involved, is defeatist. In fact the prejudices about the dam need to be exposed, laid bare completely to evolve a consensus on the dam. This is of vital importance to the economy of Pakistan. The Nawa-i-Waqt has gone further and has (quite rightly) accused those opposing the dam as an article of faith of furthering the Indian agenda to deprive Pakistan of water. India, as the editorial points out, is building scores of dams on our three western rivers. I have a document that was sent to me by an irrigation engineer spilling beans of the Indian involvement. According to this, an international conference that held on November 9, 2002 in Washington DC on the subject of Sindh, The Water Crises and the Future of Pakistan was attended among others by Mr Qamar Zaman Shah and Dr Altaf Memon from Pakistan. The keynote address was read by Ram Jethmalani, former Indian Minister for Law & Justice. The speakers from Sindh alluded to Kalabagh dam, Chashma Jhelum link canal and Greater Thal canal and the situation was compared to Bangladesh and India invited to come to the rescue of Sindhis. The Water Accord of 1991, it was said in this conference, was an imposition by Punjab on Sindh although it gave equal water share of 37 per cent to Sindh as given to Punjab. The above-mentioned facts confirm that people opposing Kalabagh dam are doing so to promote the Indian agenda. -DR M. YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, June 17.