01- Tarbela Dam
1st biggest dam in the list is Tarbela Dam that’s situated on the Indus River and is also the largest earth filled dam in the world and is the 2nd largest by the structural volume. The dam is 148 meter high above riverbed. Development started in 1968 and completed in 1976 at cost of $1,497 million. Total capacity of the dam is 13.69 cubic kms spread over the construction area of 168,000 km2 .
Next biggest dam in Pakistan is Mangla Dam that’s built in the Jhelum River in the Mirpur District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It’s also the Ninth largest dam in the world. The development was started in 1961 and completed in 1967. It was constructed at the cost of $1.473 billion and also funded by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
Mirani Dam is yet another major dam in Pakistan. It is a medium-sized multi-purpose dam that’s situated on the Dasht River in Balochistan. In terms of volume for flood protection, it’s the largest dam in the world having flood stock of 588,690 cubic hectometers. Its development began on July 8, 2002, and completed in October 2006.
Warsak Dam is a mass concrete gravity dam and located on the Kabul River north-west of the Peshawar city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was completed in 2 phases. 1st phase was completed in 1960 and the 2nd phase was finished in 1980-81. Total capacity of the Warsak Dam Hydropower Project us 243 MW.
05- Sabakzai Dam
Sabakzai Dam is an embankment dam at Zohb River in Balochistan. The building of the dam started in 2004 and the irrigation works for the dam are still being built. Based on ICOLD, Sabakzai Dam is the Seventh largest in the world with a floodstock of 23,638 cubic hectometer.