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Dam Construction can be termed as the political-promotional project. This project was launched by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisaar. This project itself is surprising, as he had no authority of initiating such a project. Anyway, the project was launched before general elections. The source of funding for this project was charity.
The government spent millions on the promotion of the project. The state media company was also enthusiastically putting efforts into it. But with the time passing, the hurls and claims just got vanished.
Notably, 70-80% of Pakistanis have no access to pure drinking water. The biggest city of Pakistan has a famine-type water shortage.
Donations Received For Dam
The collection of funds was going right until now. There have been massive funds collections by the government in this regard.
Still, it’s premature to say if dam-project is completely out of the talk. However, there is no official statement on the matter. Whereas, in the shadow of previous mischievous behavior, this stunt can be well expected.
|TOP INDIVIDUAL DONORS|
|MUHAMMAD ALI TABBA||100,000,000|
|MURTAZA HASHWANI (ICT)||60,000,000|
|SARDAR TANVEER KHAN||20,000,000|
|RIAZ HUSSAIN AND YASMEEN RIAZ||20,000,000|
|ABDUL HANNAN KHAN||19,882,350|
|ZIA ULLAH QURESHI (SWITZERLAND)||16,374,000|
|S ABBAS ASHARY, KSA||13,748,000|
However, the state has no clue about how things are going. The institutions are sleepy.
It Appears Chaotic
The recent waywardness includes deletion of the dam-fund page altogether.
The state should work systematically to attain success. Pakistan has a lot of potential in every phase of life. The focus of the institutions should be the proper usage of resources and potential.
Like every other field and project of PTI government, It appears chaotic.
Why Dams Are Necessary
This project was controversial from the initial stage when the government conducted a preliminary survey. Pakistani scientists were debating on T.V channels with the pain of tax payer’s money wastage in the heart. They were educating the poor and uneducated ones that dams aren’t a solution. However, when it comes to commission making, the government neglects professional assessments.
Dr. Hassan Abbas is a water scientist and has already told not to build any dams. He believes in the free movement of water.
In the end, it appears that after the collection of charity, the government has decided to honor the verdict of professionals.
Abdullah Ali Abbasi is an Engineer by
profession and a blogger by passion.