ISLAMABAD: The best court on Thursday expressed its displeasure over the Sindh authorities’s loss of hobby in the construction of the Nai Gaj dam and summoned the chief secretary on may additionally 23 for an explanation. It discovered that the provincial authorities was now not abiding through the choice of the govt Committee of countrywide monetary Council (Ecnec) and the fee of the dam become increasing with every passing day.

A three-member bench of the apex court docket headed via Justice Azmat Saeed heard the case of the Nai Gaj dam’s creation.


Justice Saeed requested the Sindh additional propose wellknown about the region of the dam. The extra advise fashionable answered that the dam might be constructed in Dadu district.

The decide remarked that the Sindh chief secretary need to come to the court docket and report his announcement as to whether or not Dadu required water or now not. “The courtroom is aware of the people whose farms the Sindh government wants to see irrigated. Wouldn't it just like the court to call those people,” Justice Saeed stated.

“The Sindh authorities doesn’t care whether or not other people live or die. The leader secretary must record his statement and after that the court docket could bear in mind reviewing its selection,” he delivered.

Justice Ijazul Hassan found that the Sindh government changed into reluctant to just accept the Ecnec selection and the value of the dam become continuously increasing.

The deputy lawyer fashionable informed the court docket that the mission’s preliminary fee turned into Rs26 billion and now it had reached Rs46 billion.

In an earlier hearing, the Sindh additional endorse wellknown even as objecting to Ecnec’s selection instructed the court docket that the provincial authorities couldn't pay 50% value of the mission. However, he added, the authorities had agreed to the Water and strength improvement Authority’s (Wapda) concept on the construction of dam.

Justice Saeed determined that Ecnec had became down Wapda’s notion. “It appears that the 2 federating units have a few misunderstanding at the value of the mission,” the decide referred to.

The deputy attorney wellknown told the court docket that Sindh authorities needed to pay 50% of the additional cost. The dam charges Rs46 billion while the Sindh authorities needed to pay most effective Rs10 billion, he brought. Justice Saeed observed that Ecnec changed into a constitutional discussion board and deserved respect.

Nai Gaj is a torrent which starts from Khuzdar, Balochistan and after passing via the plains of Kutch enters Manchar Lake. The Nai Gaj banks remain dry for 8 months and acquire water in 4 months at some stage in the monsoon season. After Manchar Lake reaches its height level, water from Nai Gaj often devastates embankments and floods fields.

After inundating farms and destroying homes and crops, the water is going into the sea.

except providing continuous flow of sparkling water to Manchar Lake, the Nai Gaj dam may even enhance socio-economic situations of the residents of Dadu.