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Afghanistan still opposed to Dasu Dam construction

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  1. ziaulislam

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    after receving an order from india, Afghanistan raises bizarre objections
    ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan has insisted that it has not withdrawn objections to the Dasu
    Dam – a project Pakistan plans to build on the Indus River at an estimated cost of nearly $7.5 billion and expected to produce 4,300 megawatts of electricity.

    Afghanistan’s foreign ministry on Tuesday rejected the remarks made by Pakistani ministers that Kabul had withdrawn its opposition to the dam, which would have serious negative environmental repercussions for Afghanistan.

    “I reject as completely baseless the statement made by Pakistan’s Minister of Water and Power Khawaja Asif that Afghanistan has abandoned its opposition to the Dasu Dam,” Afghan foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Shakaib Mustaghni said in a weekly briefing in Kabul.



    “We still have reservations about the dam and all institutions concerned in Afghanistan are studying its impact on the country,” Mustaghni said, according to a statement available with The Express Tribune.

    Last month, Afghanistan’s National Security Council opposed the construction of Dasu hydropower project, saying it would be against the principles of joint rivers.

    The council meeting, presided over by President Hamid Karzai, claimed that the dam was being built on the Kabul-Indus River.

    Khawaja Asif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had earlier stated that Kabul had withdrawn its objection when Afghan officials were informed that the Dasu Dam would be built on the Indus River and had nothing to do with Afghanistan.

    Afghanistan had also urged the World Bank and other international lenders to stop funding for the project unless its concerns were addressed. It claimed that Pakistan neither informed Afghanistan about the project through diplomatic channels nor was any agreement signed between the two countries.

    Pakistan has already approached the World Bank, seeking the start of approval process for a $700 million loan for the 4,320MW project, according to sources in the Ministry of Finance. Construction work is expected to start this year.

    Officials say the feasibility study and detailed engineering design of the project have already been completed. The government has cleared the project and the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has constituted a committee to rationalise its cost.

    Ground-breaking ceremony will be held on May 15, where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will kick off construction work.

    Published in The Express Tribune, April 16th, 2014.
    Afghanistan still opposed to Dasu Dam construction – The Express Tribune
     
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    Lets build this dam. We dont give a damn about Afghanistan!
     
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    Afghanis on period, cant make their mind up
     
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    Pakistan should sign a water sharing treaty with Kabul that gives Afghanistan 80% of the river flow. We have a saying which translated into English means "The receiver of a good deed should pass it onto others."
     
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    Keep your retarded suggestions to yourself, doesn't concern you
     
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    Take all and give none. tsk tsk. Small hearted people. What would afridi say? :lol:
     
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    It would've been that simple if we were constructing the dam with our OWN money.
     
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    80%? First of all, even if Pakistan did do such a thing, do you know how stupidly bad this suggestion is for Pakistan?

    Pakistan has given too much to Afghanistan, like giving refuge to a fifth of Afghanistan's population, it has every right to take what it wants as payment for services rendered.
     
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    Stupid Afghanis always playing dirty politics on behalf of Bharat. Anyway can anyone explain reservations of Afghanistan? A part from Dasu being build in KPK which is claimed by turds?
     
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    Reminds me of business conduct by US when they bomb nations first and then bag all contracts to build it again.

    Drag them to international court of justice and beat them with logic just like we won against your false claims.
     
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    First we need to know what are the reservations. And west provide 90% of budget for Afghanistan. They are slave nation in truest sense both economically and militarly. With exports of $376 million and revenue just $1.5 billion. Afghanis in power are corrupt and on payroll of other nations.

    In this case Bharotis are speaking, Afghanis are just puppets.
     
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    Pakistan should build all the dams they need Dasu, Kala Bagh & Bhasha dam, these are all Indian scripted objection which puppet Afghanistan is singing.

    Spoken like a true LANTY.
     
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    Except that Pakistan is not profiting from this war, it's war time economy is running a major deficit.
     
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    Its paying the price of old mistakes. You should not expect to make profit out of mistakes and rather be happy if they are not costing you too much.
     
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    I don't understand how it makes any difference to Afghanistan.

    The water that has already reached in Pakistan and bypassed Afghanistan and it's next destination is the sea, what is wrong in storing and utilising for our needs?