The five dams forming the North Indus River Cascade that China has just promised to finance and build in Pakistan — including Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK) — has the potential to generate over 22,000 MW in an energy-starved country. But the dams will also stop the flow of silt which is the lifeline of agriculture downstream. In non-monsoon months from October to June, they may also reduce the flow of water down the Indus to Pakistan's Punjab and Sindh provinces.
The $55 billion project is in danger of becoming a non-event for the Asian nation's lenders.
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