Students Donate Rs 5 Lac In Dams Fund

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Students donate Rs 5 lac in dams fund

The chief justice lauded the students for their donation.

Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 12th September, 2018) The students have donated Rs 5 lac in the PM-CJP dams fund dedicated for the construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams.

The students submitted the cheque to Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar.

The chief justice lauded the students for their donation.

The Fund has been established by the SBP on the directions of the Supreme Court. All the commercial and micro-finance banks, and field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation have opened the Fund account to receive donations in cash, and through cheques, pay orders and demand drafts at all their branches across the country.

The trend was started by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar himself who donated Rs 10 lac and then another Rs 1 lac for the construction of dams and has so far received generous donations from various individuals and groups.

Endorsing the CJP's initiative, Prime Minister Imran Khan made an impassioned appeal to all Pakistanis, particularly its overseas diaspora on Friday to donate funds in US Dollars to help the country build dams, as it faced major droughts by the year 2025.

"The future of our next generations will be in jeopardy, if we do not take any urgent steps to build water reservoirs," Prime Minister Imran Khan said in an address broadcast on the national television networks and said the country faces a "serious crisis".

"Construction of a dam for Pakistan today is inevitable," Imran Khan said and pointed that the country had an average water storage capacity of only 30 days, as compared to 190 days of India and 1000 days for Egypt. He said on an average, a country should have 120 day storage capacity.

"I laud the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar for his initiative for launching funds for the construction of dams," he haid said.

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