The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued directives that the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams should start immediately, and appealed to the general public, including Pakistanis residing abroad, to donate for the cause.
The apex court formed a committee under the chairmanship of Water and Power Development Authority chief to monitor the progress of construction and directed that an account be opened with the SC’s registrar in which all donations will be collected. It also said that all those donating for the cause will not be asked of their sources of income.
Moreover, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar initiated the donation process by announcing Rs1 million donation for the cause during the hearing of the case pertaining to the construction of Kalabagh dam.
“It was said that ‘even the Supreme Court’s father’ cannot construct dams,” the CJP noted, reminding the naysayers that the Constitution had given the court the power to make it happen.