ISLAMABAD: A comprehensive set of recommendations devised by the Implementation Committee for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD) was placed before the Supreme Court for early commencement and timely completion of both the dams.
The SC bench endorsed the recommendations of the committee which would provide much-needed impetus to the long-awaited commencement and completion of both Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams, a WAPDA press release Thursday said.
A historic breakthrough was achieved by the committee in finding a solution to the decade-old resettlement issue of Diamer-Bhasha wherein new compensation formula for resettlement was recommended and endorsed by the apex court which will greatly help to address the needs and wishes of the local population and assist in early commencement of work.
Concurrently the Supreme Court also endorsed the recommendation of the committee to acquire land at a fast pace in former Mohmand Agency.
It was also highlighted that comprehensive CBMs in the area will greatly benefit the local populace and assist them in medical, education and communication facilities besides huge job opportunities.
The SC bench directed that all the ministries/departments to undertake measures for the effective mechanism to ensure early commencement of the projects to ensure the right of life to people of Pakistan.
The chief justice appreciated the quality and speedy work of the committee headed by WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen (r) Muzammil Hussain.