Army jawans, officers to donate for new dams

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s armed forces will make contributions to the fund opened to facilitate the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Monday.

It may be noted that the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed authorities concerned to construct the two dams on priority basis. The judgement stated that water is necessary for the survival of the country and public.

In pursuance of the top court’s order, the finance division has opened a fund to facilitate the construction of dams in the country. The audit of the fund will be carried out under the supervision of the apex court.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar donated Rs1 million to the fund. He also expressed satisfaction over the public response to the bank account opened for the construction of dams in the country.

The payments in to the aforesaid fund will be received at all branches of the State Bank of Pakistan, all treasuries and branches of National Bank of Pakistan and all other scheduled banks.

The fund may receive donations from both domestic, international donors and contributions from abroad which will be received at all branches of above-mentioned banks where such branches exist.

In other foreign countries contributions will be received at Pakistan Missions and remitted to the State Bank of Pakistan which would prescribe necessary accounting procedure.
Meanwhile, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor will hold an important press conference on Tuesday.

According to sources, the Army spokesperson will interact with reporters in a wide-ranging press conference at 2pm on Tuesday.

Ghafoor would also discuss the deployment of Pakistan Army personnel for the July 25 elections, sources said.

The Election Commission of Pakistan had earlier announced that the Army would be deployed in and outside 85,000 polling stations across the country. – NNI

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