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Government should start constructing a network of small dams for saving the country from losses due to flooding


Government should start constructing a network of small dams for saving the country from losses due to flooding
 Posted on: 9/15/2014
MQM did not oppose the construction of Kala Bagh dam just for the sake of opposition
The Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has called for the construction of small dams for protecting the loss of life from rain and flood water. He said that a network of small dams should be constructed in the country and the MQM is ready to present unconditionally the services of its experts for this purpose.
Mr Hussain said that the devastation caused by flooding was much beyond the available resources in the country. The absence of adequate water reservoirs had not only caused large-scale loss to the life and property of common people, but it had also hit the already dwindling economy of the country.
Presenting a practical solution to the government, Prime Minister of Pakistan and his cabinet and all other people at the helm of affairs, for saving the people from floods, Mr Hussain said that the long-term and short-term projects should be shelved for the time being and a network of small dams should be built on emergency basis. He said that no time should be wasted for constructing these small dams.
Mr Hussain offered the services of MQM experts to the government for constructing small dams.
Mr Hussain said that the MQM had never opposed the construction of large dams in Pakistan. It had not opposed the Kala Bagh dam just for the sake of opposing it. Rather the MQM had given voice to the feelings of strong reservations of the people of Sindh.
Mr Hussain said if the government could remove the reservations of the experts and intellectuals from Sindh for the construction of Kala Bagh dam, it must not lose time for this experiment. Otherwise the government should start the construction of small dams immediately as it was necessary to save the country from heavy losses caused by flooding. Construction of new water reservoirs would also have favourable impact on the economy of the country.

12/11/2016 3:59:13 AM