The discharge capacity of Sukkur and Guddu barrage is to be increased. This will be no small task and will cost billions. Does it make sense to undertake this gigantic task and not try and stop the flood waters at source. The flood waters of Kabul, Chitral, Haro and Soan rivers cannot be stopped by Tarbela, Bhasha or any other dam on the Indus expect by Kalabagh dam. How long are we going to go on increasing barrage capacities but not built the one dam that can take care of the problem.


Lahore, June 20.