Kalabagh dam will not need any water additional to what already is in the system. By the time it is ready to store water, Mangla and Tarbela will have lost capacity equal to its capacity. It will store surplus flood water without impinging on the normal flow of the Indus. Punjab and Sindh will get equal shares from it despite the vast difference in population and in the area under cultivation. Without the left bank canal at Kalabagh dam north Punjab will not get any water from any existing or future dam on the Indus. Two thirds of north Punjab will revert from irrigated to barani with a 50 percent loss in national food production. Without the right bank canal at Kalabagh dam 8 lakh acres in D I Khan will not get water by gravity flow at rupees 400 per acre per year. Water pumped from Chashma barrage will cost rupees 5000 per acre per year and will irrigate less that 3 lakh acres. Sindh will get all the advantages of water and power without the loss of even one acre of land or the displacement of even one person.
ENGR KHURSHID ANWER,
Lahore, July 25.