Why dams broke in Balochistan? The construction was poor, the design flawed, reports the inquiry committee


QUETTA: Dams in Balochistan were corrupt, poorly constructed, technically flawed in design, climate change warnings were not taken into consideration while construction of dams was done with political interference and community involvement. Done under pressure.

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These revelations have been made by the inquiry committee of Chief Minister Balochistan in its investigation report prepared during two months which has been completed.

It should be noted that during the monsoon rains, 27 dams broke and 93 were damaged in Balochistan, which has caused a loss of at least five billion rupees to the province.

Record rainfall between July and September this year has caused massive damage, prompting calls for an inquiry into the construction of dams.

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An investigation team was formed in this regard under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Balochistan Inspection Team (CMIT) Abdul Saboor Kakar, which has completed the report and sent it to Chief Secretary Balochistan.

The report held the Irrigation Department officials and the consultancy responsible, saying that the dam was designed in such a way that it could not withstand heavy rains, and that the dams were not regularly monitored.

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Hum News has told Urdu News that CMIT sources while talking in this regard said that the members of the inspection team visited the dams in different divisions of the province and conducted investigations and after about two months they The report has been completed and sent to Chief Secretary Balochistan.

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