Bhasha Dam: Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts

Diamer-Bhasha dam: risks and controversies
By Zulfiqar Halepoto

Courtesy and Thanks: Daily Dawn

THE Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) has approved construction of the 272-metre-high Diamer-Bhasha Dam with a capacity to generate 4,500MW of electricity per day.

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Agriculture tax in Pakistan: IMF Condition

WASHINGTON, Nov 16: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked the government of Pakistan to introduce agriculture tax. Pakistan had promised levying agriculture tax in the past but it didn’t fulfill it’s promise. Now IMF has warned Pakistan that there’s no escape from it.‘If Pakistanis once again fail to impose agriculture tax, this will be the last IMF loan to Pakistan would have, the source said. Opposition in Pakistan criticising the government for seeking the fund from IMF. The opposition in Pakistan says that IMF always imposes harsh restrictions, therefore the common people of Pakistan suffers alot.