Diamer Bhasha Dam fund: Pervez Musharraf makes a huge donation

Diamer Bhasha Dam fund: Pervez Musharraf makes a huge donation

DUBAI – Former President General (r) Pervez Musharraf has made a huge donation to the Diamer Bhasha Dam fund.

He has announced to donate Rs15 million into the dams fund.

The announcement was made on the official twitter handle of the APML.

ڈیم فنڈ میں اپنی طرف سے ایک چھوٹی سی کاوش 1.5 کروڑ جمع کروانے کا اعلان کرتا ہوں اللہ پاکستان کا حامی و ناصر ہو. پاکستان زندہ باد سب سے پہلے پاکستان.

— APML (Official) (@APMLOfficial_) September 16, 2018 link

In 2006, General (r) Pervez Musharraf laid the foundation and performed the ground-breaking of $6.5 billion Diamer-Bhasha dam and declared that all dams, including Kalabagh, would be built under the ‘2016 Water Vision’ to meet the growing water and energy requirements of the country.

“Water and energy are matters of life and death for us. We have to build all dams,” he had said.

The dam fund was initiated by the Supreme Court (SC) to construct Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams to fight water scarcity in the country.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had said that construction of new dams is critical for its survival, promising that he would continue his efforts for the purpose even after his retirement.

Over the weekend, CJP Nisar had warned those criticising his dams’ construction initiative of invoking Article 6, which deals with high treason. He had remarked that elements hell-bent on creating hurdles in the way of building dams are traitors and enemies of the state.