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Balochistan Seeks Rs 30 Billion Dues from Sindh on Head of Hub Dam Royalty

Quetta:  Members of the Balochistan Assembly (BA), unanimously passed a resolution, asking Sindh government to  pay Rs 30 billion outstanding dues to Balochistan on head of royalty of Hub dam.

The assembly session chaired by Speaker Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani   on Thursday evening, passed resolution asking Sindh government to  pay Rs 30 billion outstanding dues to Balochistan on head of royalty of Hub dam.

The resolution moved  by  Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) Member Provincial Assembly (MPA), Syed Liaquat Ali Agha reads that in accordance with the record of IRSA, Balochistan was not given due share of water while it had to pay outstanding dues against it while some of its share was got by other province.

The resolution urged the government to approach the concerned quarters to ensure provision of due share of water to Balochistan and Sindh province should pay royalty to Balochistan on head of Hub dam.

Hub Dam is a reservoir on the Hub River. It is Pakistan’s third largest dam.  It is an important source providing drinking water to the metropolitan city Karachi. Hub Dam  is situated 56 km from Karachi city in Karachi and Lasbela Districts on Sindh and Balochistan provinces border. The dam is extended to 24300 acres with gross storage capacity of 857000 acre feet.

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Published in The Balochistan Point on 19 February, 2016

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