Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam fund fails to attract donors despite CJP's intervention

01:20 PM | 9 Jul, 2018
Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam fund fails to attract donors despite CJP's intervention
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ISLAMABAD - The account opened for the collection of money to construct Diamer Basha And Mohmand Dam has failed to attract huge sums of money from Pakistani people despite the fact the top judge, Mian Saqib Nisar had advised the masses to support the cause.

The fund launched by the Ministry of Finance last week got its first donation worth Rs 1 million from the chief justice, who bagged support from fellow Pakistanis to cater the ensuing water crisis.

However, the appeal seems to be dying down as the wealthy public is not contributing much to the fund. According to the statistics outlined on the apex court's website, the total funds generated till Friday amount to Rs 12,01150 implying that merely Rs 201150 were added up by the public after the first contribution by the top judge.

The bank account bearing account No.03-593-299999-001-4 and IBN No. PK06SBPP0035932999990014 was opened after the CJP was briefed about the worsening water crisis in the country which could only be capped by the construction of new dams.

Many of the Twitterati threw weight behind the judicial bigwig to give a share of their income, however, the statistics portray an altogether different picture.

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Interestingly, two of the Pakistani doctors had expressed that they would treat the patients for free during the month of August, provided they contribute to the fund.

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.

Contributors from foreign countries can submit the money at the Pakistan Missions and remit to the SBP which would announce the procedure for it.

Many of the Twitterati threw weight behind the judicial bigwig to give a share of their income, however, the statistics portray an altogether different picture.

According to the statistics, Pakistan can dry up by 2025, just seven years down the lane, ringing alarm bells in the judicial corridors of the country.