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Lake destroyed by the drainage projects

By Maria Soomro

Manchhar lake , one of the Asia biggest fresh water natural lake has been turned into a saline water pond through ill conceived, non participatory and corruption riddled chain of Right Bank Outfall drainage Projects ( RBOD-I, RBOD-III, RBOD-II) carried out by WAPDA. The Drainage projects in the absence of good governance generate only destruction. Because, participatory development , proper operation and maintenance of projects are pre conditioned with deeply rooted culture of good governance in any country.

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Manchhar Lake being destroyed

Manchhar Lake being destroyed
18 Feb, 2009
by HASHIM ABRO, Islamabad
Courtesy and Thanks- Daily Dawn
POLLUTED water has been drained in the famous Manchhar Lake for so many years which has adversely impacted on its ecosystem. Effluent of industrial units of Punjab, Balochistan and upper Sindh is being discharged in the lake through main Nara Valley drain, due to which water levels of the Manchhar Lake have increased by 15 feet, posing a serious threat to more than 20 villages.

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