Punjab Chief Minister has said that he would stand up for the rights of Punjab in the high-level meeting taking place in Islamabad. The Punjab farmers have been crying hoarse for years demanding the Kalabagh dam but the Chief Minister hasnt heard their cries. He keeps repeating the same old refrain that the dam will be built only after achieving a consensus. I think efforts have to be made to achieve that consensus on lines of the Water Apportionment Accord of 1991. It is time to revisit the Water Accord to show how rights of smaller provinces have been protected under it. Experts and politicians from both sides of the aisle must put their heads together to make an honest effort, giving up the rigid positions they hold at present. It is only from dams that hydel power and the provided water can be obtained, especially at the truly mega scale that we require. Kalabagh dam is our lifeline. Bhasha dam will be too little, too late. In 15 years, Mangla and Tarbela dams will be on their last legs. Bhasha dam would become a mere replacement dam. It would do only what Mangla and Tarbela dams would have stopped doing by then. Now is the time for the media, both print and electronic, to do their homework in the larger interest of country. My services are available gratis. Allow me to show you how Sindh would actually benefit more than Punjab from Kalabagh dam. One does not have to be a rocket scientist to understand simple supply and demand equations. -KHURSHID ANWER, Lahore, April 20.