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July 11, 2018

CM donates Rs500,000 to dams fund


July 11, 2018

LAHORE: Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari has announced Rs500,000 donation to construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam and gave a cheque to the fund established for the purpose.

In a statement, he said that construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam is very pivotal and the nation should take active part in the campaign for collecting funds for the dam. Keeping in view the present situation of water and the future water needs of the country, every citizen should take part in this noble cause according to their capacity, he said.

Wapda: Employees of various institutes have donated funds to Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund - 2018, established in light of the Supreme Court’s decision for construction of the two vital projects to increase water storage capacity to meet the increasing requirement of water in the country.

In this regard, all officers of Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) will donate their two-day salary while officials from BPS 1 to 16 will contribute one-day salary to Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund - 2018. The decision to make donation to the fund by Wapda employees was made in a meeting today (Tuesday) presided over by Wapda Chairman Lt-Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) and attended by members of the authority. It is pertinent to mention that there are more than 17,500 employees of Wapda including officers and officials in the country.

SNGPL: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) announced contributing funds to the Diamer Bhasha & Mohmand Dam Fund - 2018 for national cause. In this regard, officers of SNGPL will donate their two-day while subordinate staff will donate one day salary to the relevant fund.

The special fund for the construction of two dams has recently been formed by the chief justice of Pakistan. The management also pledged to match the amount collected by donating an equal amount on behalf of the company. The total amount shall be donated to the Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund Account-2018.

Pakistan is experiencing the worst-ever water crisis which is going to impact the future of the nation. Millions of people are suffering all over the country and the number may go further up. CMC believes that as responsible citizens, it is their national duty to rise up to the occasion and do whatever is within the means to help the country.

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