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Punjab CM, Ministers announce one month salary for dams

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LAHORE, Pakistan: The Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and the entire Cabinet members have announced to donate one month salary for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams.

“I am glad to announce that I and all Provincial Ministers will donate one month salary for the majestic cause and a historical initiative of Prime Minister’s dam appeal,” Usman Buzdar said on Saturday in a twitter message.

“Water is life and our country is in dire need of it,” the Chief Minister added.

Last evening in a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan made an impassioned appeal to all Pakistanis, particularly overseas diaspora to generously donate funds to help the Country build dams.

The prime minister said construction of a dam for Pakistan today was inevitable, saying the Country could be hit by a drought by the year 2025 if new dams were not constructed now.

After the prime minister’s appeal, the Founder and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ARY Digital Network Salman Iqbal announced to contribute $100,000 to the fund established for construction of dams while the Chairman Bahria Town Malik Riaz Hussain also announced Rs 5 crore for the dams.

Earlier this year as per the directives of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, a fund was established for the construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams.

The prime minister in his address announced to merge the Prime Minister’s Fund and the Chief Justice Fund for the Dams, and said Rs 1.8 billion had so far been collected in the Diamder-Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund.Punjab CM, Ministers announce one month salary for dams

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