Rumours were there that the Supreme Court of Pakistan had launched an official bank account number for the collection of funds for dams. Many people were terming its fake news. But now it has been clarified that the Supreme Court of Pakistan has opened bank Accounts for the construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohamand Dam.
The Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar, has deposited one million rupees in Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund 2018 and appealed for a donation from the nation. In pursuance of Supreme Court Order dated 04.07.2018 in Constitution Petition No.57 of 2016, the Finance Division, Government of Pakistan has opened an account under the title “DIAMER BASHA AND MOHMAND DAM FUND–2018” bearing account No.03-593-299999-001-4 and IBN No.PK06SBPP0035932999990014 for raising funds for the construction of abovementioned dams in the country. This is the first contribution to the said account.
The payments into the fund above 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 abovementioned 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.
In this regard, a press release has also been issued by the Supreme Court of Pakistan showing below along with the official link of Supreme Court of Pakistan website.
Earlier the Pakistani public has launched a public campaign for the demand of Dams and Water Reservoirs in Pakistan. Vote for Dam, and We Need Dam hashtags were getting viral over the social media platforms. Pakistanis on the social media in this campaign have demanded that we don’t need carpet roads, not flyover, metro buses, and nor orange line train but only dams to secure the future of Pakistan. If the new dams in the country are not constructed then, Pakistan will take a dip of water shortage in the next few years.
Water shortage and then continuous construction of dams on Pakistani rivers is indeed an alarming situation for Pakistan that could rise to many issues in upcoming five years. Further, it has been revealed that Afghanistan is also planning to build on Pakistani rivers coming from its land. This triplet effect will make Pakistani land barren.
Due to nuclear power, the strategy for war has been shifted from nuke war to making Pakistan barren. This war will be on water shortage. On one side due to climate change, there is a shortage of water and on the other hand the Pakistani government not seems interesting in building new dams and reservoirs.