Pakistan's Kalabagh dam project has stirred up a hornet's nest. To counter hostile critics in the North West Frontier Province and Sindh, a new strategy, chalked out on the World Bank's guidelines, has been adopted.
The gameplan is to use the success of the Ghazi Barotha dam as a springboard to hardsell Kalabagh. The exercise includes a comprehensive resettlement plan, an environmental study to minimise hazards resulting from the dam, and literature to explain its benefits to the people.
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