Lahore Gymkhana Club members donate Rs7m to dams’ fund

04:15 PM | 29 Sep, 2018
Lahore Gymkhana Club members donate Rs7m to dams’ fund
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ISLAMABAD - A delegation of Lahore Gymkhana Club Members donated Rs7 million to the Prime Minister and Supreme Court of Pakistan Dams Fund.

The Members on Saturday called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar at Lahore Branch Registry and presented a cheque as a donation.

The dam fund was initiated by the Supreme Court (SC) to construct Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams to fight water scarcity in the country.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had said that construction of new dams is critical for its survival, promising that he would continue his efforts for the purpose even after his retirement.

The top judge has himself donated Rs1.1 million for the two dams; the CJP had also urged all institutions and individuals to play their due role for the construction of the dams in the country.

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Many prominent institutions and personalities including Pakistan Army, NESPAK, Malik Riaz, General (r) Pervez Musharraf, Shahid Afridi, Atif Aslam, Mawra Hocane and others donated for the national cause.

So far, the Dams Fund has received just over four billion rupees.