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CJP orders WAPDA to give timeframe for Diamer-Bhasha dam

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday directed WAPDA [Water and Power Development Authority] to give a timeframe till December 24 for the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam.

He said that the court’s decision on Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams has become final as no review petition was filed against it. He added that an implementation bench has been constituted to ensure the completion of the work according to the timeframe. The Attorney General will be the focal person of the implementation bench, he added.

The Supreme Court and judges will also be accountable and not a single penny of the dams fund will be allowed to be spent on any other work, the chief justice said, adding that the court should be informed about any obstacle in the construction of the dam.

The bench also asked about the required amount for building the dam and how the funds will be arranged for the purpose.

The bench clarified that a large chunk of the funding is to be provided by the federal government.



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