London: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, has said the dam fund is public property “and I will make sure to hand it over to secure hands before I leave” on Monday.
While addressing to the ceremony at London in the fundraising event for Diamer-Bhasha dam fund, the Chief Justice of Pakistan said that No dam is built from last forty years and its not less than a criminal negligence.
He further said that this is the time we start taking this issue seriously. He highlighted the looming water crisis. Otherwise we will be among those countries that face a serious deficit of water and electricity.
“If people allow, we can resume withholding tax on mobile cards and the amount generated through collection would be deposited to the dam fund,” he suggested.
He said that this is the movement and every Pakistan should participate in it and play a vital role in the formation of a dam for themselves.
He also stated that mineral water companies used to pay only one paisa tax on four liter of water. But the tax has been appreciated by exactly 100% and they now have to pay a tax of Rs 1 for the four liters.