Sabakzai Dam

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Sabakzai Dam
Sabakzai Dam is located in Pakistan
Sabakzai Dam
Location of Sabakzai Dam
Country Pakistan
Location Zhob, Balochistan
Coordinates 30°56′50.71″N 069°21′22.62″E / 30.9474194°N 69.3562833°E / 30.9474194; 69.3562833Coordinates: 30°56′50.71″N 069°21′22.62″E / 30.9474194°N 69.3562833°E / 30.9474194; 69.3562833
Status Operational
Construction began 2004
Opening date 2007
Construction cost PKR 1960.823 million
Owner(s) Government of Balochistan
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth & Rock fill
Height 34.75 m (114.0 ft)
Length 395 m (1,296 ft)
Total capacity 40,335,000 m3 (32,700 acre·ft)

Sabakzai Dam is an embankment dam on the Sawar Rud, a tributary of Zhob River, about 68 km South West of Zhob in Balochistan, Pakistan. [1]

The 395 m long dam is earth and rock-fill with a command area of 7300 acres.[2] Construction on the dam began in 2004 and inaugurated by President Pervez Musharraf on 3 September 2007. The irrigation works for the dam are still being constructed.[3]

See also[edit]

List of dams and reservoirs in Pakistan


  1. ^ "Sabakzai Dam Project Brief" (PDF). PAKISTAN WATER AND POWER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "SABAKZAI DAM PROJECT". WAPDA, Govt of Pakistan. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Shahid, Saleem (3 September 2007). "Sabakzai Dam in Zhob inaugurated: Musharraf urges people to combat militants". Dawn. Retrieved 6 June 2013.