KBD is a victim of ignorance


Qaim Ali Shah has said there is no question of building Kalabagh dam. Like Ghulam Ahmad Bilour does he also think that the unchecked flood waters of Kabul, Chitral, Swat, Kurram, Siren, Haro and Soan rivers will by some miracle stop at south Punjab and not flow down to Sindh?

This is a classic case of the ostrich burying his head in the sand, hoping the trouble will go away. Well, Shah sahib, the cat has not gone away, it has reached Guddu barrage, all five lakh cusecs of it, from where it will flow down to Sukkur barrage and further down, all the while playing havoc with the villages on both sides of the Indus.

At the end of the day, Shah sahib will tell the villagers that he saved them from worse damage by not allowing Kalabagh dam to be built, and they will believe him, a case of the blind leading the blind. Kalabagh dam truly is a victim of the ignorance of the literate and illiterate alike.