PIAF urges suo moto action from SC on Kalabagh


Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front (PIAF) has urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to initiate suo moto proceedings and direct work on Kalabagh Dam if the politicians fail to create consensus on this mega project of national importance. In an issued press statement, Chairman PIAF, Sohail Lashari said that, the Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front (PIAF) along with other subject specialists and experts would belie before the judiciary all the wrong perceptions about Kalabagh Dam.
He said that it would be proved that the construction of Kalabagh Dam is of utmost importance to get rid of electricity shortage, closure of industry and unemployment. The Kalabagh Dam could generate cheap electricity but the federal government shelved the project with one stroke of the pen and utilized all energies to generate costly electricity through furnace oil. He also said that electricity prices in Bangladesh and India are 9.5 and 9 cents respectively while in Pakistan electricity prices are 14 cent per unit.