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PM, CJP’s Dams Fund received Rs9bn so far

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister and Chief Justice of Pakistan's Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund has so far received over nine billion rupees. According to an update issued by the State Bank of Pakistan, the countrywide contribution to the fund stands at around eight billion rupees while the remaining one billion rupees were contributed by expatriate Pakistanis. Meanwhile, the SBP has directed commercial banks not to charge any service fee on the donations made to the dam fund through payment cards. About the dam fund…

PM Imran hails overseas Pakistanis for contribution in dams’ fund     

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday lauded the generous contribution of the overseas Pakistanis in Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams fund. Talking to a delegation of overseas Pakistanis from Dubai, which called on him in Islamabad, PM Imran said that he will soon lay the foundation stone of Mohmand Dam. On the occasion, the delegation of oversees Pakistanis presented a cheque worth  $918,510 to PM Imran Khan for the dams fund. The Prime minister said the government is planning to start construction work of…

CJP proposes restoration of taxes on mobile phone cards for dams  

LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday sought the nation's opinion on restoration of taxes on pre-paid mobile phone cards to collect funds for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams. Addressing a fundraising ceremony in London, CJP Saqib Nisar proposed the re-imposition of taxes on cell phone cards to construct water reservoirs in the country. He assured the nation that the dams fund was public property and no one will be allowed to embezzle the money. The CJP lashed out former rulers over…

NUST donates Rs5mn for dams fund  

ISLAMABAD: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Friday donated Rs5 million to the Diamer-Basha and Mohmand dams fund set up by Supreme Court of Pakistan and the prime minister of Pakistan. According to a statement released from the ministry, NUST pro-rector Major General (retd) Jahangir Khan called on the Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Tariq Banuri to present a cheque of Rs5 million as donation on the behalf of his faculty and staff  to the dams fund. On this occasion, the pro-rector said…

Rs 7 billion donation received for dams so far

KARACHI: The fund dedicated for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams has so far received Rs 7.02 billion from various quarters, according to latest statistics. The collection for dams’ construction recorded a slight surge after PM Khan on Sep 7 addressed the nation, appealing them –especially overseas Pakistanis – to help Pakistan avert looming water crisis and donate for construction of dams. Until last week, Rs 6 billion were deposited in the dam fund, and now another billion has come through donations,…

PML-N MNA ordered to deposit Rs10,000 fine in dams fund

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court election tribunal on Friday penalized PML-N MNA Muhammad Hamid Hameed for dragging his feet to submit his response on a petition challenging his victory from Sargodha's NA-90.  The tribunal was hearing the petition filed by Nadia Aziz who challenged his election from the National Assembly constituency (Sargodha-III). It directed the lawmaker belonging to the opposition Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) to deposit Rs10,000 fine into dams’ funds over his failure to file his response despite…

Chairman KPT presents Rs137 mn cheque to CJP for dams fund

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar on Thursday presented a cheque of over 137 million rupees as donation to the Supreme Court of Pakistan's Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams Fund. He presented this cheque during a meeting with the CJP at the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad. Read More: CEO ARY Digital Network Salman Iqbal presents $100, 000 cheque to CJP for dam fund The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has informed the government that the construction of two major dams…