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Work on Bhasha, Mohmand dams to start next year, SC told

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Implementation Committee of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams Lieutenant General retired Muzammil Hussain has informed the Supreme Court that construction work on the two dams is expected to start next year. He was briefing a four-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. He informed the bench about setting up of seven sub-committees to identify impediments which may hinder the projects and the ways and means to remove those hurdles effectively.…

Pakistan High Commission London opens account for ‘Diamer Basha, Mohmand Dam Fund 2018’

ISLAMABAD: In compliance with the order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the High Commission for Pakistan in London has opened an account, namely, ‘Diamer Basha & Mohmand Dam Fund 2018’. The donations collected through the fund from the Pakistani community will go to the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. The details of the account are as under: ’Title of Account: Diamer Basha & Mohmand Dam Fund 2018’, ‘Account No: 01953901’, ‘Sort Code: 60-91-70’, ‘Bank Name: United Bank Limited,’ and ‘C/O…

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.…

WAPDA chairman briefs CJP on implementation of dams construction

ISLAMABAD: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) chairman Lt. Gen. (retd) Muzammil Hussain on Friday briefed Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on the construction of the Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dams. The WAPDA head is also the Chairman Implementation Committee of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD) set up on the directives of the apex court. He briefed about the proceedings of implementation committee and the future roadmap for moving ahead to achieve milestone in stipulated time period. He…

AGP, IHC judges contribute to fund for dams construction

ISLAMABAD: 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…

Ministry of Water and Power to contribute to dams construction fund

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Water and Power has announced to contribute their salaries to the Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dams fund in pursuant of the initiative by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The decision was made during a meeting on Tuesday chaired by Secretary Ministry of Water Resources attended by officers and staff of the ministry and the office of Chairman Federal Flood Commission. Secretary Water Resources volunteered to contribute his fifteen-day salary to the fund. Furthermore, all the officers (BS-17 and…

Armed forces back call for construction of dams

ISLAMABAD: Backing a call for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams in the country, Pakistan armed forces on Monday announced to make contributions for the purpose. In a tweet, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) director general Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor announced: “Pakistan Armed Forces contributing to Diamer-Basha & Mohmand Dam Fund. Officers of Pak Army, Navy and Air Force will contribute their 2 days’ pay while soldiers one day’s pay to the announced fund for this national cause.” Pakistan Armed…