LHC orders the construction of Kalabagh dam

LAHORE: A new twist was seen with respect to the controversial Kalabagh dam when the Lahore High Court ordered its construction on Thursday. LHC ordered the implementation order in the light of the decision of Common Interest Council .

Chief LHC, in his remarks stated that the government should fulfill its responsibility and construct Kalabagh dam in accordance with Article 154 of the constitution.

The petitioner in his application had held that under Article 9 and 14, the fundamental rights of people should be safeguarded with utmost priority and that if Kalabagh dam was not constructed, Pakistan would turn barren and infertile.