GB govt wants immediate inauguration of Diamer Dam

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ISLAMABAD: The government of Gilgit – Baltistan has demanded immediate announcement of date for formal inauguration of the Diamer – Basha Dam, in a document sent to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani , documents available with Pamir Times reveal.

According to sources the issue was also highlighted in a meeting held on Wednesday at the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, headed by Mian Manzoor Ahmed Watto. Cheif Minister Gilgit Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah was also present during the meeting.

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  1. I do not understand this request. I myself attended this ceremony at the site when it was inaugurated by General Pervez Musharaf as President of Pakistan. I can recall the presence of the Governor GB and the former Chief executive of GB on this occasion.

  2. Beg Sb

    Will it be possible for your goodself to let us know, how realistic was that inaugration by Cdo President? If you have witnessed the inaugration, we have no option but to beleive. I am sure the inaugration should have happened 5 ~6 years ago. Is the project near completion? I think it will take around two years for close out/ commissioning of the mega hydropower project and pakistan should enjoy 4 megawatts of cheap electricity by year 2013. Thank you President Musharraf Commando.

  3. It was presented that the project will likely complete in 2016. It is a tradition in Pakistan, that only bad things remain associated with former governments while credit for achievement gets linked to the people in power.

  4. Beg Sb

    The inaugration by Cdo President was a mere miss guiding event as at that time neither financial closure was done nor detailed engg/bidding documents were completed. Inaugration at such times was nothing but an attempt to earn cheap popularity.
    Govt of Pakistan is still having problems arranging funds ( 12 ~ 13 billion US $) and inaugration will only make sense after arranging funds and with the launching of “Invitation to bid” in international market, we can say work has started.

  5. How can we wait until 2016 for the construction of the dam. we now dying of high electric charges and vast loadsheding.

  6. this current govt has done a wonderful job in co-operation with usa .thanks god pakistan very soon will become a state free of taliban ….thnk u zardari

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