As floods rage through the country, and warnings against it are issued by the authorities, half a village in Kasur was literally washed away, showing that the governm ent has not taken the steps necessary to deal with the effects, or prevent them in the first place. To compound its mistakes, India is releasing floodwaters, misusing the waters on the portion of Kashmir it illegally occupies and violating the Indus Waters Treaty. The destruction wrought by the monsoon floods is well known, and this is the height of the monsoon season. Last year the floods had beaten at records of a century; the current floods are also wreaking devastation over the entire country, and after the destruction in Kasur, flood warnings have been issued for 45 villages in Bahawalnagar district. The flood has not passed through the Punjab, and has still to pass through Sindh, where there have already been reports of flooding. The main problem is the absence of a water storage dam, which can also act as a flood control when needed. Apart from its complete feasibility and the need for it in the current power crisis, the Kalabagh dam would be just such a storage, and if last years record floods were not enough to convince the government of the need to build it, then this years should have. However, while last years destruction persuaded some members of government to express the need for storages, this years destruction has left them all unmoved. Another factor, which has been lost sight of in the midst of the exigencies of the immediate crisis, is the role of the Indian authorities in releasing floodwaters at will and without warning. This alone should disabuse all those who misguidedly rely on Indian goodwill. This, apart from its other excesses, should serve as proof of the Indian establishments mala fide intentions towards Pakistan. More important, this should persuade the government that attempts to please the USA by currying favour with India will result in compromising vital national interests.