Calling dam funds begging shameful act: CJP

2018-09-12T02:54:42+05:00 INP

ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday said that those claiming that asking for donations for the construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam is ‘begging’ should be ashamed of themselves.

The Chief Justice while hearing cases at the Supreme Court passed remarks on the dam fund and expressed anger at those criticising it. “Those stating that we are begging should be ashamed of themselves,” Saqib Nisar said. “Narrow minded people have such thinking,” he added.

He continued: “Opponents could not find anything else to criticise so they started pointing fingers at the construction of the dam.”

“We started the fund in the name of patriotism and working on a self-help basis in not begging,” he stated.

The Chief Justice established a dam fund in July this year to raise money for the construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam.

Last week, Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to overseas Pakistanis to contribute to the dam fund.

“I urge overseas Pakistanis to contribute to this fund. If every overseas Pakistani contributes to this we will be able to construct the dams and our reserves will also improve,” he said while urging Pakistanis in Europe and the US to contribute at least $1000 for the dam.

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