The federal government has been raising these issues to divert public attention
Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairperson Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has said the Kalabagh Dam issue is a matter of life and death for Pukhtuns and its construction will not be acceptable at any cost. This was mentioned in a statement issued on Sunday.
Sherpao criticised the PML-N government for raising this issue simply to attain political point scoring. “PML-N government’s stubbornness will only generate hatred and despair since the Kalabagh Dam project is a dead horse,” read the statement.
He said since three provinces had already passed resolutions against the controversial project, any further debate on it showed how the federal government was only indulging in political adventurism and wasting time. “The federal government has been raising these issues to divert public attention,” the statement quoted QWP chief.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2015.