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Case Against Kalabagh DamThe scientific and technical details presented in this paper were provided by a team of experts led by Eng. Fatehullah Khan Gandapur (late). This position paper on Kalabagh Dam, made public, during Gen. Musharaffs era when dictator declared his intentions to build the controversial Kalabagh Dam.CASE AGAINST THE PROPOSED KALABAGH DAM PROJECTIntroduction:The controversial Kalabagh Dam project is proposed on River Indus about 210 km downstream of Tarbela Dam and 92 miles downstream of Attock, the confluence point of the Kabul and Indus rivers. The claimed storage capacity is 7.6 MAF (million acre feet), Dam height is 260 feet and Reservoir elevation is 925 feet. The government tailored feasibility reports, volume N Appendix N, and other manipulated studies were completed in 1985 and these reports were given to the Provincial governments in 1990 after being kept hidden as a high state secret for five long years. Estimated cost in 1985 was about $ 5 billion (Present cost $10 billion plus). The official study says that Kalabagh Dam will replace the lost storage due to silting at Tarbela and Mangla Dams (refer main volume page1.1, para1.2b).General Pervez Musharaf has launched a renewed campaign to lobby for the proposed controversial Dam. This paper is limited to the reservations of the Pukhtunkhwa province (NWFP) with reference to Kalabagh Dam Project. The Sindh Province has its own reservations, which are totally different in nature. The pe

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