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Nai Gaj Dam: SC asks when the govt will provide funds for project?

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court resumed hearing of the case about construction of Nai Gaj dam in Dadu district of Sindh on Tuesday, ARY News reported. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case regarding lack of funding in the construction of the dam project, which has delayed the completion of the project. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar in today's hearing asked the Additional Attorney General, that the federal government had to release funds for the dam, when the government will…

Govt to provide funds for promoting pharmaceutical research culture: Azam Swati

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati on Tuesday said the government would provide sufficient funds for both private and government sectors to promote the pharmaceutical research culture in the country. Addressing a two-day international conference on 'Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery', he urged Pakistani scientists to develop mutual research projects with local industry and use the expertise of their foreigner partners to stimulate Research and Development in Pakistan. The…

Dam fundraising reaches almost Rs 4bn

ISLAMABAD: The fundraising for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams has now reached Rs 3.9 billion, according to latest statistics. 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 7, the country wise data showed that within Pakistan an amount of Rs 1,972,643,520 (Rs1.97 billion) was collected through bank branches, interbank transfers and mobile phone SMS service. In 19 days,…

Here’s the list of top 10 donors for dams fund so far

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced top 10 donors for the fund set up by Supreme Court of Pakistan for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams . According to the SBP, Pakistan Army remains the top institution with Rs 582 million of donation for the construction of dams, followed HQ Strategic Plans Division Rs 201 million on second and HBL Islamic Charity Rs 100 million on the third. Here’s the list issued by the SBP: On September 10, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had…

Dams are not built through charities: ex-PM Abbasi

LAHORE: Talking about the ongoing fund-raising campaign for construction of dams in Pakistan, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said dams were not constructed with the help of charity, ARY News reported. "Resolution for the issues of the country does not lie in money, but in rectifying the system of governance," he said while talking to media in Lahore. He said dams were not built through tall claims as well. Speaking about the by-elections, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader said his…

Germany to raise funds for Palestinian refugee agency

BERLIN: Germany will provide additional funding for the UN's Palestinian refugee agency and has appealed to other EU members to do the same following a cut in US aid, its foreign ministry said Friday. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has been struggling to balance its books since the United States announced in January it was cutting its annual funding by $300 million (260 million euros). German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a letter to European Union colleagues that the…

Bride canceled wedding after guests refused to give thousands of dollars to help fund it

This might be the most insane wedding story you'll ever hear. One Twitter user tweeted screenshots of a status she saw shared in a Facebook group. What follows is a truly incredible tale filled with broken promises, outrageous expectations, and a bride who thought that asking each of her guests to contribute $1,500 to her wedding was a reasonable request: In the status, the anonymous woman shares that she and her partner broke up due to "recent and irreparable problems." She then goes onto explain how the two met at…

Sanjrani donates Rs 1.5 million for construction of dams

ISLAMABAD: Acting President Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has donated 1.5 million rupees for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. In a statement, he lauded the act of Chief Justice Mian Muhammad Saqib Nisar for setting up a fund for the construction of dams. He said chief justice had not only taken this step timely but it was indispensable to tackle the water shortage issue. Sadiq Sanjrani urged overseas Pakistanis to donate for this national obligation. He said water emergency should be enforced in the country and public be made…

Rs 752bn released for development projects under PSDP

ISLAMABAD: The government has released over Rs 752.14 billion under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2017-18 for various ongoing and new schemes against the total allocations of Rs 1,001 billion. The released funds include Rs 186.35 billion for federal ministries and Rs 66.14 billion for special areas, according to latest data released by Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, reported the state-run wire service. Out of these allocations, the government has released Rs 302.19 billion for National…

Farooq Sattar denies receiving party funds from Kamran Tessori

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM-P) ousted convenor Farooq Sattar on Friday, while admitting the paucity of resources in the party, categorically denied received any party from Kamran Tessori. "I have not asked for even a single penny from Kamran Tessori, neither for myself nor the party." assured Farooq Sattar while speaking during ARY News program 'Aitraz Hai' hosted by Adil Abbassi. Instead Sattar said that he had raised millions for the party based on his reputation and goodwill and successfully ran the…