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Federal ministers to contribute entire salaries for dams construction fund

ISLAMABAD: The caretaker federal ministers have announced to contribute their entire salaries as donation for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund.

The decision was taken during a cabinet held on Wednesday and the gesture was appreciated by Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk.

The cabinet also recommended that federal government servants may contribute to the fund voluntarily and proposed that officials from Grade BPS-1 to 16 contribute one-day salary while those from BS-17 to BS-22 shall contribute two-days salary.

However, the cabinet clarified the donation is non-binding that those officials who do not wish to contribute to the fund are free to exercise their option.

The government established ‘Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund’ in pursuit of the instructions of the Supreme Court. The chief justice has passed a short but historic judgment for the construction of both dams while hearing a case against water scarcity.

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 to overcome shortage of water and power in the country. The top judge also donated Rs1 million for the cause.

Earlier, the armed forces also announced to contribute for the purpose, as officers would contribute their two-day pay while soldiers will contribute one-day salary.



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