Published: Tuesday 15 December 1998

There are massive protests all over Pakistan against the proposed construction of the dams. Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to construct Kalbagh dam in the North-West Frontier Province (NFWP) is being opposed by the people of Sindh, Baluchistan and NWFP. On the other hand, people are up in arms against the government's plans to build a dam on the Indus river in the northern part of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. They argue that the dam will submerge hundreds of acres ofland and will render thousands of families homeless without any means of livelihood.

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