This is in response to M Khan Sials letter. He has no objection to other dams like Munda, Gomal Zum, Neelum-Jhelum and even Bhasha but strangely enough objects to Kalabagh dam. Obviously he thinks Punjab will misappropriate water from Kalabagh dam because it is inPunjab. He shows complete ignorance of the fact that under the Water Accord of 1991 provinces have no direct control over the supply of irrigation water to their canals. They can only raise a ten-day Indent of their requirements to IRSA which controls river water distribution. For his information, IRSA has one representative from Sindh, and the federal representative is also from Sindh, and since Balochistan gets its water from Sindh, the Balochistan representative always votes with the Sindh representative. Thus Sindh has three votes to one forPunjab. IfPunjabwas in control would the Chashma-Jhelum link canal be shut down so frequently despite protests from southPunjab? The left bank canal at Kalabagh dam will also be under control of IRSA and monitored by engineers from the Sindh irrigation department. Mr Sial should rest assuredPunjabwill not be able steal Sindhs water.Should we deny the country 6.1 million acre feet of water, 3600 megawatts of power and the benefits of flood control because of the ignorance of people like Mr Sial. Bhasha dam will be too little, too late. Let us have pity on the poor people of the country. KHURSHID ANWER, Lahore, June 24.