Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met CJP Justice Saqib Nisar on Monday and presented him Rs. 1 billion PKR cheque for the dam fund.
COAS said in his letter to CJP, “It gives me immense pleasure to share with you that the Supreme Court’s decision regarding construction of ‘Diamer Bhasha’ and ‘Mohmand Dam’ has been well received by Pakistan Army.”
He further conveyed that all the army ranks, including civilian officers, junior commissioned officers and soldiers, had contributed in order to support the dam fund initiative.
The letter also read, “Pakistan Army’s welfare organisations have also voluntarily made contributions for this cause.”
COAS and CJP held a meeting at the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
ISPR quoted, “Pakistan Army shall continue to contribute towards nation building as a national institution.”
CJP, who started the initiative of dam fund for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha dam in July 2018, had himself donated Rs. 1 million to the dam fund account.
CJP Justice Saqib Nisar’s donation was the first contribution to the dam fund, claimed in a statement on the Supreme Court’s website dated July 5, 2018.
Later today, Prime Minister Imran Khan also offered to supervise the dams project himself during his meeting with WAPDA Chairman Gen (retd) Muzammil Hussain at the PM Office.
PM Imran Khan emphasized the urgency of building the Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams at the meeting. “I may supervise dams project myself, given the urgency,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
PM Imran stressed there was a need to avert the looming water crisis confronting Pakistan.