Tag Archives: Dams

CDNS offers govt funding for Bhasha, Munda dams

ISLAMABAD – Central Directorate of National Savings Director Schemes Afzal Tahir told the Senate Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights on Saturday that the directorate had offered the government to fund major development projects, such as the construction of Munda Dam and Bhasha Dam. “Several meetings had been held on the subject and the government has shown a positive response to our offer,” he added. The Senate Standing Committee on Law approved the Code of Criminal

ICJ be approached on Indian dams

LAHORE – A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday seeking directions for federal government to approach international court of justice (ICJ) against India for constructing dams on three rivers Chenab, Jehlum and Sindh. Advocate Rana Ilamudin Ghazi filed the petition and submitted that India by blocking water to Pakistan and constructing dams on these rivers wanted to turn Pakistan into a desert. He said despite fifteen year long Pak-India dialogues over

AJK PM concerned at dams’ construction in IHK

GUJRANWALA – Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmad has expressed concerns over Indian intentions to construct some 250 dams in occupied Kashmir and urged the government of Pakistan and the international bodies to take measures to stop India from doing so.
“There is no room of any non-state political party in Azad Kashmir and if democracy failed yet again in Pakistan then nobody would be blamed but the politicians,” he said this while talking to journalists during his

Zardari urges completion of small dams on war footings

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday advised the government to complete under-construction small dams on war footings, as it would not only help in the development of land and water resources, but would also generate employment opportunities for the poor besides distribution of state lands of the command areas amongst the poor women.
He expressed these views during a presentation given to him here at the Presidency on progress made so far in building small and medium

Zardari orders quick work on new dams

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Zardari on Friday advised the Ministry of Water and Power and the provincial governments to speed up work on the construction of new dams to meet the growing requirements of irrigation and drinking water and empower women by free distribution of state lands among them in the proposed dams’ areas.
The president said this during a briefing given to him by WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani on the construction of small and medium dams. The meeting reviewed the

US pledges $ 66m for Gomal Zam, Satpara dams

ISLAMABAD – The United States and Pakistan signed on Friday two agreements of $ 66 million to expedite completion of the Gomal Zam and Satpara dam projects.
Mission Director of US Agency for International Development (USAID) Andrew Sisson, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Shakil Durrani, and Ministry of Water and Power Secretary Javed Iqbal signed the agreements.
US Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Frank Ruggiero was also

WAPDA to complete 5 dams in next eight months: Durrani

ISLAMABAD – Five small dams having a power generation capacity of 225 MW would be completed during next eight months to help mitigate power shortage in the country. The projects to be completed during the period include Sattpara dam, Gomal zam and Jinnah Hydel Power projects, Chairman Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Shakeel Durrani said while addressing the two-day seminar on `Land Acquisition and Resettlement of Mega Hydropower Projects in Pakistan, on Friday.