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World Bank (WB) refuses to finance Basha dam


 

Site of Diamer-Bhasha Dam

Site of Diamer-Bhasha Dam

“ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has refused to finance the Diamer-Basha dam project worth $11.8 billion while saying the site of the dam is controversial between India and Pakistan. However, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is ready to fund the mega project but has linked the credit supply with a consensus resolution from the Parliament in favour of the project to ensure that the project is not disputed.”

Basha Dam is in fact situated in Gilgit-Baltistan in the Diamer District, however, only turbines are situated in the area of Basha, which is part of Pakistan and comes under the province of NWFP but the people of the area are Shina Speaking Kohistanis. Initially Govt. of Pakistan named it only Basha Dam but under heavy pressure from the people of Gilgit-Baltistan the said dame was renamed as Diamer-Basha dam. 

Exclusive of Indian claims of the Gilgit-Baltistan being its part, people of Gilgit-Baltistan were also had sever objection and reservations over the construction of the dam unless the rights of people of Gilgit-Baltistan were not ensured. Under the constitution of Govt. of Pakistan the royalty of the dame goes to the province where turbines are located and in the case of Diamer-Basha Dame miles of precious and scarce land of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan would be swallowed by the water reservoir of the dame and only the turbines will be located in the Pakistan’s province of NWFP so the royalty will be given to that province, depriving the people of Gilgit-Baltistan of their rights. It was a conspiracy against the people of Gilgit-Baltistan on which they have observed strong actions and opposed the construction of the Dam.

“In an exclusive talk with The News, Secretary Water and Power Shahid Rafi said the WB has refused to fund the project saying the site of the project is controversial and India claims the area where the dam proposed is a disputed territory”. source

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  1. Karim Alam
    June 26, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    kia yea achii khabar haiii?

  2. Mehmood Shah
    June 26, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Why Govt. of Pakistan has decided to build Diamer-Bhasha Dam, the land tracks and displacement of people of Gilgit-Baltistan is happening and royalty goes to NWFP, waa waaa what a justice!!!!

    Why NWFP is supporting building Diamer-Bhasha dam, when it is opposing construction of Kalabagh Dam, because it is fearing its city of Nowshera will be submerged and Punjab will be getting advantage of its water. Why it is ready to submerge the land of gilgit-Baltistan and take royalty for nothing. Even the location of Turbines, the area of Bhasha is said to be located in Gilgit-Baltistan and the Administration has recently changed the geographic map and including Bhasha into NWFP just because the Status of Gilgit-Baltistan is disputed with India. In case if Gilgit-Baltistan gets autonomy or goes away from Pakistan it wants to ensure that Turbines be located in its own area, however doing this folly Pakistan’s administration has forgotton the mapes in record of UN and other international forums Bhasha is also part of Gilgit-Baltistan.

    Long live Gilgit-Baltistan!!!!
    Hyderabad, Sindh

    • Zubiar jamil
      August 25, 2009 at 5:59 pm

      Salam!
      Aap ny kaha k is dam ka banan justice nai hai,tu aap hi bata dein k hum bijli kahaan sy lain? mana k kala bag dam ki mikhalfat ki jara rahi hai lykin hum us k b haq mwein wo b banana chahiy.
      Ab allah allah kar k koi dam mazoor ho he gya hai tu khudara is mein rory na atkaein. Aakhir sarhad bhi tu hamara hi soba hai,wo bhi tu pakistani hein,ye un ka faida nai hai pori koom ka faida hai,Kuch hasil karny k liy kuch tu dena hi perta hai na.Masla dam ka nai hai balky mangment ka hai, ager mangment achi ho gi tu sub ko faida ho ga.
      Mera taluk punjab sy hai mein ny tu nai kaha k is sy sarhad ko faida ho ga lyhaza ye nai banena chahiy….
      Dekhiy hum sab pakistani hein or hein ab koomi mufaad ka sochna chahiy na k zati.

      Yaqiqnan 30 gaoon ko displace karna pary ga, lykin is ka faida is sy kaheeen gunah zeyada hai.
      mein kala baag k baneny k haq mein hoon wo b banena chahiy.
      FOR REPLY: nicelovernt@yahoo.com

  3. Sharafat Ali
    July 12, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    It is a goodnews for the people of Gilgit Baltistan.We are not ready more to ruin ourselves for Pakistan.

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