*ISLAMABAD - Diamer Basha dam fund has reached over Rs 8.4 billion so far.*
According to the website of Supreme Court of Pakistan, the current status of dam funds’ account stands at Rs: 8,412,407,682.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has said that Pakistan needed Rs 1500 billion to build Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams to avert water crisis looming over the country.
The Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund 2018 was established by the federal government in pursuance of a Supreme Court order for raising funds for the construction of the two dams.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was the first to donate money for the fund as on July 5, he deposited Rs1 million as donation in the account titled “DIAMER BASHA AND MOHMAND DAM FUND–2018′.