i think in summer of 1956 i worked as feild engineer at Warsak dam for about six months.i stayed at the resthouse at the dam located on the north side of warsak river close to the proposed dam site.i have been in canada since 1957.i would like to get some pictures of the resthouse if it still exists and the dam. i read some time ago that it is silted and perhaps does not generate any electricity.i would like to know more about it. am originally from Pakistan.
ya I guess that rest house is being used by Pk Army now. The dam is still in operation. I visited sometime ago.
Are you refering to the kinda building just next to the spill ways (almost attached) or some other one?
The dam is silted but still operating and generating electricity. All buildings and structure is being used by WAPDA.
I may be visiting that place but it wont be too soon. And by then, if I have got my camera fixed, I will try to get a few pictures of guest room for you.
hi to alisher-571,shan khan, and sajjad: thank you for your reply to my request regarding the resthouse. it would be nice to get some pictures of the dam and resthouse. at that time a colony was being built, some 5/6 miles from dam site, to house canadian engineers and crew. who is occupying the colony?thank, aziz
ps: my email address:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I moved to Pakistan in 1956. My father who is 90 years old now helped build the Warsak dam and we lived in the colony near the dam site.
What an amazing experience it was to grow up in Pakistan. I was there between 8 and 12 years of age.
hi Warskamike:where are you from or where does your dad lives now? what kind of work he did at the dam? it would be nice to talk to him about the old memories. i live in newbrunswick, canada, my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 6sept/10
My father has passed away but lived in Toronto. I live in Montreal. I used to know a guy named Zafrulla. He had a sister Zenith. My father was a "beegelie wallah"!
All respected old persons who worked or lived at warsak dam place, My father joined the dam construction team as a young civil engineer in 1959. His name is Muhammad Daud. Do any body know him? He passed away in 2005. I have heard a lot from him and during my civil engineering also i visited the place (1990). Its a master piece of engineering 55 years back. Presently i am working in Saudi Bin Laden Group in Saudi Arabia.
Regards to all who were there during my fathers tenure.
Hello Fellow Posters!
My name is Frank Johnston, son of Glen & Janina Johnston. We lived in WARSAK Colony #1, duplex #115, from 1958 - 1960. My father was an Electrical Supervisor during dam, powerhouse, and tunnel construction. He took me to the site at least a dozen times during its construction. The ride up the mountain in a JEEP is still memorable.
Feel free to contact me. By the way, Zafrullah & Zenith (Shanwar?) were classmates of mine!
PS I also have 8mm film transferred onto disc for viewing of the area in 1958-60. My father used a Revere, key-wound camera!
Hello! I recently spent some time with a dear friend who worked on the Warsak Dam from 1956 through to 1961. I had the wonderful opportunity to view hundreds of black and white photos that he took of the actual construction and all the people that worked on it. My friend currently lives in Ontario Canada. I would like to know if anyone would be interested in seeing his pictures. Please leave a comment here or you can email me personally at email@example.com. I think it would be wonderful for others to see these pictures! They truly are a piece of history! Pam Lansky Oct. 3, 2013
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Photo taken in Khyber Agency, Pakistan
Misplaced? Suggest new location