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CJP order to Change Diamer Bhasha, Mohmand Dam Fund’s Name

Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday has renamed Diamir Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund as “Supreme Court, Prime Minister Diamir Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund.”
Hearing a case regarding change of dam fund case in the apex court today, CJP ordered to write Supreme Court’s name first before Prime Minister.Supreme Court is an institution, while the Prime Minister is a personality, remarked CJP.
If PM wants to join hands for the contribution of funds for the dam, we do not have any objection, said CJP while hearing.Prime Minister took permission from me before changing dam fund name, not from the bench, remarked CJP.
Earlier on September 18, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued detailed verdict over the construction of dams aimed to overcome the shortage of water in the country.
The verdict issued by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Main Saqib Nisar which is comprised of 26 pages.
He mentioned in his verdict that the economy of the entire world depends on water, however, the glacier melting rapidly intensified and will further continue in the future that is leading to the scarcity of the water.
The verdict mentioned that World Bank in its 1983 report termed the construction of dam on Kalabagh dam unavoidable. “As an agricultural country Pakistan desperately requires water and its existence depends on it, therefore everyone agreed on the scarcity of water and its utmost need in the future,” he stated in his written verdict.
He suggested to set cost of water so that people could keep the water safe and use it carefully and with responsibility, Indus water river authority should install meters to estimate the use of water, the strategy should be evolved to accumulate the rainwater and drive should be launched to create awareness over the wise use of water.
The decision also mentioned that Pakistan on the bottom of the list of countries who reserved less water as the government in previous had not taken steps to protect the country’s water resources.