RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that the officers of the Pakistan armed forces will donate to the funds announced for the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam.
“Pakistan Armed Forces contributing to Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund. Officers of Pak Army, Navy and Air Force will contribute their two days’ pay while soldiers one day’s pay to the announced fund for this national cause,” tweeted Major General Asif Ghafoor.
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. #DamsForPakistan🇵🇰
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) July 9, 2018
The announcement of the fund was made by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar in an attempt to tackle the looming water crisis. He also vowed to not let anyone misappropriate the funds being collected for the construction of dams.
The Chief Justice also appealed to the public to gather funds for the immediate construction of Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
The Chief Justice then and again talked about the importance of building dams and saving water for the future generations of Pakistan. He also appealed to the general public to gather funds for the immediate construction of Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
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The top judge himself has himself donated Rs1 million (10 lakhs) to the account created solely for the purpose of raising money for the construction of the dams. His donation is the first contribution to the said account, according to a press release on the Supreme Court’s website dated July 5, 2018.
The account, titled “DIAMER BASHA AND MOHMAND DAM FUND–2018”, has been opened by the Finance Division of the Government of Pakistan under the Supreme Court’s order. It bears account No. 03-593-299999-001-4 and IBN No. PK06SBPP0035932999990014.