AGP, IHC judges contribute to fund for dams construction

Islamabad (HRNW): Several members of the judiciary including the Attorney-General have contributed to the fund set up for the construction of Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dams. Attorney-General of Pakistan Khalid Jawed has donated Rs.2 Million to the fund in pursuant of the initiative by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Several judges of the Islamabad High Court including Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Aamer Farooq, and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb donated one lakh rupees each to the fund. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani has donated one lakh rupees on behalf on himself and his wife. Furthermore, prominent philanthropist Maulana Muhammad Bashir Farooqi, Chairman Saylani Welfare International Trust called on the Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in Supreme Court on Thursday and presented a cheque of Rs.13 million to the fund.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Water and Power has announced to contribute their salaries to the fund in pursuant of the initiative by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Secretary Water Resources volunteered to contribute his fifteen-day salary to the fund, while all officers (BS-17 and above) of the Ministry and the Federal Flood Commission offered to contribute their 3-day pay, and staff members (BS-1 to 16) will contribute their one-day salary toward the fund. Earlier, the armed forces also announced to contribute for the purpose, as officers would contribute their two-days pay while soldiers will contribute one-day salary. Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani also also donated Rs1.5 million and urged overseas Pakistanis to contribute to the national cause. The officers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government have announced contribution of their three-day salary to the fund

The government has established a fund named the “Daimer-Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund 2018” for raising funds for construction of the two dams in the country. The fund shall receive donations and contributions from both domestic and international donors, individuals and companies, and the general public has been requested to contribute generously. The fund has been established under directive of Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar to overcome shortage of water and power in the country. The top judge also donate Rs1 million for the cause.

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