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Pakistan and Kalabagh Dam cannot co-exist: Asfandyar Wali

The Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan said on Saturday that ‘Pakistan and Kalabagh dam cannot co-exist’ and the people have to choose one of the two.
While addressing an anti-Kalabagh dam public gathering organised at the Nishtar Hall in Peshawar, Afandyar Wali said that nobody can build the Kalabagh dam. “We will oppose it even if the Supreme Court orders its construction,” he said.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti, ANP KPK President Senator Afrasiab Khattak and other provincial leaders and ministers were also present at the meeting. In a verdict on November 29, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the federal government to build Kalabagh Dam in accordance with the decision of the Council of Common Interest. Asfandyar Wali warned that Kalabagh dam and Pakistan cannot coexist as the controversial project is ‘detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of the country and it is unacceptable to three provinces’. “This is not a matter of consensus, it is a matter of our survival,” he said. “Punjab is like an elder brother and should act like one; not like a commander,” the ANP chief remarked. After the verdict was given by the LHC, ANP scheduled to hold anti-Kalabagh dam rallies and public meetings across the province in order to mobilize people and inform of them of ‘the deadly project’. Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti said that we will not participate in the meeting being called in Islamabad regarding the Kalabagh Dam project. “We are against all those forces which intend to construct the Kalabagh Dam. The issue should be buried,” the chief minister said.



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  1. M.A.Shah said:

    this man and his forefathers always blamed punjab and punjabies,for their poor progress and politics.and shame on those people, who dont ask him that u r in power for last five years, what'v u done for energy crises in pakistan?

    • Aftab said:

      @M.A.Shah
      KPK have suffient energy generation. which is used for Punjab. bcoz Punjab is not able to generate.

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