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PAF chief presents cheque to CJP for dams fund

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday visited Air Headquarters in Islamabad and met with Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan.

The air force chief presented him a cheque of Rs100 million for the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund on behalf of all personnel of Pakistan Air Force.

While speaking at the occasion, the air chief reiterated the resolve to defend the aerial frontiers of Pakistan, and also continue to contribute towards nation building.

The Chief Justice thanked the air chief for the kind gesture and also lauded the sound professionalism of the air force. He also delivered a lecture to PAF personnel.

Pakistan army donates over Rs1 bn

On September 10, Pakistan army donated more than Rs1 billion to the dams fund. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met CJP Saqib Nisar at the Supreme Court and handed him over a cheque of Rs 1.05 billion.

According to military’s spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the army chief conveyed to the chief justice that army shall continue to contribute towards nation building as a national institution.

The COAS, in his letter to the CJP, informed that the junior commissioned officers and soldiers of the army will donate two-day salary while army officers will give their one-day salary to the dam fund.

He also mentioned in the letter that Army’s welfare organisations also made donations for the fund. The army has emerged as the largest contributor to the dams fund.

The ‘Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund 2018’ was established by the federal government in pursuance of a Supreme Court order for raising funds for the construction of the two dams.

CJP Nisar was the first to donate money for the fund as on July 5 by depositing ten million rupees. The fund also collected over Rs4.4 billion to date.

The fund was merged with PM’s fund created by Imran Khan on September 7, and can receive donations and contributions from both domestic and international donors, individuals and companies and the general public.

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