Dam fund campaign passion similar to 1965 war: CJP

November 25, 2018

MANCHESTER/ BIRMINGHAM: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday night said all Pakistanis are energetically contributing funds for the construction of dams and he only witnessed similar passion during the 1965 war.

“All Pakistanis are very exuberant and contributing with passion,” Justice Nisar said while speaking to a private TV channel in Manchester after his successful live telethon.

“From a four-year-old to an 84-year-old, the entire country is proactive. This is no ordinary situation and has become a campaign,” he added.

The chief justice continued, “The entire nation is involved and I have never seen such passion before except maybe during the 1965 war. I appreciate the passion.”

Responding to a question regarding his announcement of starting an awareness campaign for family planning from next month in light of a “population blast” happening in the country, the top judge said, “We had created a taskforce for family planning under Health Secretary Captain (retd) Zahid Saeed which comprised experts from all over Pakistan.”

“The taskforce has compiled a report and will hold a conference at the Supreme Court in mid-December (December 12 or 13) which will attend by Prime Minister Imran Khan and me,” he added.

Justice Nisar further stressed that if population growth is not curbed then resources will shrink and disparity will increase. “These are fundamental issues of the country,” he asserted.

The chief justice is currently visiting the United Kingdom to raise funds for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams. Meanwhile, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar resented that Pakistan was not given as charity by anyone, “an organized struggle is behind” the establishment of the country.

While addressing a fundraising event, the Chief Justice was talking about the poor moral values in Pakistan as he lamented that lies and loot have gone deep into the society and have become a norm.

Highlighting the sacrifices of people, the top judge said, Pakistan was not given as charity by anyone, rather it is a fruit of an “organized struggle.”

Justice Nisar reiterated at the event that dams will be constructed in Pakistan at all costs. Agencies