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Dams’ fund renamed ‘Supreme Court/Prime Minister Dam Fund’

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday granted a request to rename the fund set up by the Supreme Court for the construction of dams in the country. 

The Supreme Court of Pakistan Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund was renamed “Supreme Court/Prime Minister Dam Fund.”

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had moved an application seeking renaming of the fund.

A representative of the SBP informed the chief justice, who headed a four-judge bench, that the Ministry of Finance has already named the fund as Prime Minister/ Chief Justice Dam Fund.

At this, the CJP remarked that Prime Minister Imran Khan had sought his permission to rename the fund.

The prime minister said he wanted to join the fund, Justice Nisar added.

He said the court didn’t have any objection to the prime minister changing the fund’s name, but prior permission was not sought from the bench for the purpose.

A federal law officer contended that changing the name of the fund could cause certain problems such as its name would have to be changed in all advertisements.

At this, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, who was a member of the bench, suggested the fund name in the advertisements which had already been placed should stay the same, while the new ones should have the new name.

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