It is welcome news that MQM has now seen the need to building of Kalabagh dam which would give Sindh 37 percent share of its stored 6.1 MAF of water while it has only 15 percent irrigated area at present of Pakistan. Previously it had not supported Kalabagh dam for unknown reasons which was suicidal for Sindh as it would be have deprived Sindh of irrigating a million acres of virgin land. As they say “Der ayad drust ayad”. It is better late than never. It has dawned on MQM in national interest the dire need of Pakistan for water and energy being the third largest party of Pakistan comprising intelligent educated people. They are to be congratulated on their new stand and are expected to follow it through in the teeth of opposition of ANP and other nationalistic parties that have vested political interests at
the behest of India that does not want us to store own share of Indus waters while it build scores of dams on western rivers to deprive Pakistan of its sweet river waters and energy potential that is badly needed for its economic survival.
DR.MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI,
T.Pk, June 2.