Moonis Elahi is one of the very few politicians of Pakistan who really care about the ecology of the country. The country faces grave dangers in near future due to climatic changes and unless concrete steps are taken today, Pakistan can face drought and famine in the coming years. To control 40 MAF of water to go to waste each year and to store that water is one the of the main reasons Kalabagh Dam is much needed.
If we are able to store this water, 50000MW electricity can be produced with is 3X more than our current need. The Kalabagh Dam reservoir with water storage capacity of 6.1 MAF has the potential to provide additional 4 MAF to Sindh, 2.2 MAF to KPK, 2 MAF to Punjab and 1.5 MAF to Baluchistan. Without a doubt KPK needs Kalabagh Dam to save it’s agriculture as low rains and climate change are likely to affect 68% of KPK crops.