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Pakistan in grip of dam politics

[b]Pakistan in grip of dam politics [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 17 December (Asiantribune.com): [/b]As Pakistan is in grip of politics over construction of new water reservoirs particularly the construction of the controversial Kalabagh Dam, which is the hot topic of the day in the country, several allies of the ruling coalition have threatened to part their ways with the government if they were not taken into confidence ahead of any decision on construction of the dam.

Dr. Faroo parliamentary leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has said that if the government without taking into confidence announces its decision on Kalabagh Dam, then MQM would be constrained to take extreme step of parting ways with the government alliance.

Talking to newsmen after session of the National Assembly, lower house of the parliament, Dr. Sattar said that MQM was the first to oppose military operation in Balochistan, hot bed for separatists activities, and now the party fully endorses the statement of Sindh Chief Minister, Arbab Ghulam Rahim opposing the dam.

Dr. Farooq Sattar said that if the decision on KBD was not taken by consensus instead of by majority, then this decision could end into a disaster.

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