Seventy percent of our population lives in rural areas where chief occupation is agriculture. Recently agriculture sector has received a huge set back due to construction of a number of dams on rivers Indus and Chanab by the Indian government. This has resulted in we resorting to import of more and more food grains with each passing year. The Indian government is operating 11 consulates in Afghanistan under the garb of carrying out development projects. It is training militants with the connivance of western agencies to conduct subversive activities in Balochistan. In order to further choke Pakistan's water, India is constructing dams on Kabul River that would render large chunks of NWFP barren. What is most disturbing is that neither the government nor the opposition have been vocal in raising objection to the construction of dams on rivers that run into Pakistan. The issue should be raised at all international fora to expose the Indian designs. It is a death knell for our agriculture sector. -ABDUL WAHEED KHAN, Lahore, via e-mail, April 15.