Donations continue to pour in for the dams fund started by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar for the construction of Daimer Basha and Mohmand Dam.
The Bahria Town administration has announced to donate Rs 4.26 in the dams fund.
The statement issued by the Bahria Town administration said that they would make use of all the resources for country’s peace and prosperity. The Bahria Town administration urged the people to donate for the dams so the country could grow green and could be saved fromelectricity and water crises.
The Fund has been established by the SBP on the directions of the Supreme Court. The fund may receive donations from both domestic, international donors and contributions from abroad which will be received at all branches of above mentioned banks where such branches exist.
The trend was started by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar who donated Rs 10 lac for the construction of dams.
Following the chief justice, ISPR DG Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the officers of pakistan Army , Navy and Air Force would contribute their two-day pay, while soldiers one-day pay for this national cause.
Acting President Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani also announced a donation of Rs1.5 million in the funds meant for the construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
Meanwhile, Habib Bank Ltd has announced to donate Rs 10 crore for the construction of dams while the employees of Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) announced to contribute their one-day salary in the construction of Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
Officers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government will contribute their three-day salary to the fund for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
Caretaker Minister for Foreign Affairs Abdullah Hussain Haroon has donated the entire salary of his tenure in the Fund-2018 meant for the construction of these dams.
Allama Syed Iftikhar Hussain Naqvi, a renowned scholar and member Council of the Islamic Ideology CII has donated his one month salary for Dams Construction Fund.
Judges of Islamabad High Court (IHC) have donated Rs 1 lac each while Veterans of Pakistan(formerly PESA) have also decided to contribute from their monthly pensions.
The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) also contributed Rs20 million to Chief Justice’s Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Damn Fund.
Last month, hearing a review petition against the May 4 judgment of the apex court in which it had banned Bahria Town from selling any plot or constructing apartments in its housing scheme in Karachi, a three-judge SC bench headed by the CJP ordered Malik Riaz to furnish in two weeks Rs5 billion before the court to show his commitment to resolving the issues relating to the exchange of government lands for the development project.
The court also dropped hints to attach the property of Mr Riaz. But the Bahria Town owner, who himself appeared before the court, requested it not to do so, saying that it could be used against him. He explained that he owned no property except one in the name of his wife.
The apex court also stopped the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from taking any action against Bahria Town management or anyone who has been named in its judgment now under review.
The SC, in its order, had said as one of the judges who was part of the bench which announced the verdict has retired now and the other judge has given a dissenting note in favour of the Bahria Town, a new five-member bench will be constituted to hear the review petition.