PESHAWAR  - Awami National Party Interim President Haji Mohammad Adeel strongly condemned PTI Chief Imran Khan's statement for supporting controversial Kalabagh Dam project, terming it a conspiracy to Balkanize the country.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, he said that it has already been decided that Kalabagh Dam is not in the interest of Pakistan as it will not only affect the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but will also affect the province of Sindh. He said that the dam is aimed to drown Sawabi, Nowshera, Charsadda, Mardan and Peshawar in a pool of water.  He said that Rehbar Tehreek Khan Abdul Wali Khan opposed this controversial project and had said that Kalabagh Dam is a dead horse and conspiracy to divide the people of Pakistan.

He reiterated that those who are chanting slogan of change will not be allowed to construct this dam as this project already has been decided as a flop project.

KABUL PROTESTS PAK BAN ON AFGHAN CHANNELS: Online adds: Afghan Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen met with the Pakistani Charge d' Affaires of Pakistan's Embassy in Kabul Sayed Muazam Shah. Media reports said at this meeting enumerating deep historical links between the people of the two countries, Dr. Raheen asked information from Pakistan with respect to banning of the Afghan TV networks of Afghanistan in different cities of Pakistan.

The Pakistani Charge d Affaires called the stoppage technical problem and non-payment of the essential fund.

It was decided at this meeting that another meeting will be held by the Ministry of Information and Culture with the participation of the Pakistani Ambassador or Charge d'Affaires of Pakistan for solution of this issue, media reported.