Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams AC opened: CJP deposits Rs1m donation

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday deposited Rs1 million donation in the account of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams Fund 2018 from his personal account.

In pursuance of Supreme Court’s order of 04 July 2018 on constitution petition No.57 of 2016, the Finance Division, Government of Pakistan has opened account under title Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams Fund 2018 bearing account No.03-593-299999-001-4 and IBN No.PK06SBPP0035932999990014 for raising funds for the construction of abovementioned dams in the country. This is the first contribution to the said account.

The payments into the aforesaid fund will be received at all branches of the State Bank of Pakistan, all treasuries and branches of National Bank of Pakistan and all other scheduled banks. The fund may receive donations from both domestic, international donors and contributions from abroad which will be received at all branches of abovementioned banks where such branches exist. In other foreign countries, contributions will be received at Pakistan Missions and remitted to the State Bank of Pakistan which would prescribe necessary accounting procedure.

The Supreme Court yesterday directed the authorities to take immediate measures to build Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams. It also instructed the federal government, Wapda and the executive authority to take effective measures in the light of decisions taken by the Council of Common Interests to develop the 4,500MW capacity Diamer Bhasha Dam and the 700MW capacity Mohmand Dam.