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Diamer Bhasha Dam

Supreme Court seeks timeframe for construction of Diamer-Bhasha dam

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has sought the timeframe from Wapda for construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam. He said that the court's decision on Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams has become final as no review petition was filed against it. In a hearing on the matter on Thursday, Justice Nisar said that an implementation bench has been constituted to overview the matter. Justice Nisar asked the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) about the timeframe and the phases of the construction of the dam. The…

Dam fundraising crosses Rs 6 billion

ISLAMABAD: The fundraising for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams has reached Rs 6.4 billion so far, 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 Sep 26, the country wise data showed that within Pakistan an amount of Rs 3,928,982,836 (Rs3.97 billion) was collected through bank…

PEC proposes launching of Sukuk bonds for dam investment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani engineers' professional body, the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has advised the government to launch 'Diamer-Bhasha Dam public limited company’ and launch the company's shares in the market for public subscription to generate funds for the project. The PEC is a statutory federal institution for accreditation of engineering education and regulation of engineering profession in Pakistan. PEC Chairman Engineer Jawed Salim Qureshi, addressing a news conference, said the donations for the dam fund…

Construction of Mohmand and Diamer-Bhasha dams to start next year

LAHORE: The construction of two major dams — Mohmand and Diamer-Bhasha — will begin in first two quarters of the next year, the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) informed the government. Newly appointed Federal Minister for Water Resources, Faisal Vawda, was given detailed briefing by Wapda Chairman Muzammil Hussain about building of the dams during a meeting. The total approved cost of both the dams is around Rs883 billion. An official told the meeting that the authorities had invited consultancy firms to…

CJP Saqib Nisar’s granddaughter donates for dam fund

MULTAN: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday revealed that his granddaughter saved from her pocket money to donate for the construction of dams in the country, ARY News reported. Addressing lawyers at Multan Bar, the CJP revealed that few days ago, his granddaughter came to him and gave him an envelope. "As I asked what is it? the little girl said that this is for construction of dams in Pakistan. The envelope had an amount of Rs7030," said the CJP amid a round of applause from the lawyers.…

Is burning of girls’ schools in GB related to Diamer-Basha Dam?

ISLAMABAD: At least 12 schools were set on fire by unidentified attackers on Thursday night in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan, raising panic and strong condemnation from local residents. The incident occurred near Chilas but there were no casualties as the schools were closed at the time. Area residents initially informed Police about the attacks and vowed not be deterred by the incident. No one has taken responsibility for the ghastly attacks but attackers are believed to be militants opposed to girls education…

More funds for Diamer-Bhasha & Mohmand dams- Pakistan Furniture council contributed Rs1 million

ISLAMABAD: Mian Kashif, the Chief Executive of Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) has declared on Sunday that PFC will bestow Rs1 million in the funding account for the creation of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. He stated that as a country we all shall initiate together to conquer water related issues, and also contribute to maximum level in order to make a better society to live in for our prospective generations. According to him, he has highlighted the fact based on population. He has expressed that population…

Funding Diamer & Mohmand Dam- Rs12 Mn bestowed by Gas & Oil Pakistan Ltd

KARACHI: Gas & Oil Pakistan Ltd (GO) has contributed in funding for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam by Rs10 million, also the employee's salary of 3 days will be donated in the Dam funding account 2018 making it a total of Rs12 million. Nowadays, Pakistan is facing acute problems related to water and its storage. Therefore, CJP Mian Saqib Nisar during a verdict last week, took an immediate decision related to completion of dams Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand, in order to save Pakistan and its economy from drastic issues of…

PM wants speedy efforts for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the Ministry of Water Resources to expedite efforts for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. Presiding over a meeting in Islamabad, he also directed that financing strategy for Diamer-Bhasha dam should be brought before the Council of Common Interests for approval. During the meeting, an overview of the annual surface water availability and distribution of western and eastern rivers was presented along with water storage capacity available in the…

Bhasha Dam would be part of CPEC, says Planning Minister

ISLAMABAD: Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal briefing the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC has said that Diamer-Bhasha Dam would also become part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The committee meeting was chaired by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed here at the Parliament House. Ahsan Iqbal said that 11,000 MW of electricity would be added to the national grid by 2018 including 5,000 MW under the CPEC and 6,000 MW under non-CPEC projects. The minister briefed the committee on recently…