Islamabad: Employees of the Supreme Court (SC) that are at Basic Pay Scale (BPS)-16 or above will donate two days’ salary to the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund 2018 — an account created by the Finance Ministry in compliance with the top court’s orders — a press release by the SC public relations officer said on Wednesday.
During a hearing last week, the SC had observed that water resources were crucial for survival and directed authorities to take immediate and effective measures to build two dams — Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand. Furthermore, it had appealed to the general public, including Pakistanis residing abroad, to donate to the cause.
The account was opened in pursuance of the SC order to the federal government, Wapda and the executive authority to take effective measures in light of unanimous decisions of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) to develop the 4,500MW Bhasha dam and 700MW Mohmand dam. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar led the way, formally depositing Rs1 million as a donation in the account from his personal account last week.