Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda, who is also a minister for water resources, has cautioned the public against giving cash donation in the dam fund, created on orders of the former chief justice Saqib Nisar.
He made this assertion during a private TV channel program hosted by analyst Saleem Safi.
He categorically stated that the government has no monitoring mechanism on the dam fund campaign.
Vawda asked citizens to submit donations through cheques and avoid sending it through cash because the government has no check on it.
It is also pertinent to mention here that the collection for dams’ construction recorded a slight surge after PM Khan on Sep 7, 2018 addressed the nation, appealing them –especially overseas Pakistanis – to help Pakistan avert looming water crisis and donate for dams.
The Fund was established by the SBP on the directions of the Supreme Court last year. All the commercial and micro-finance banks, and field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation have opened the Fund account to receive donations in cash, and through cheques, pay orders and demand drafts at all their branches across the country.
Citizens can also donate Rs10 to the CJP’s dam fund by typing “dam” and sending the SMS to 8000 which will deduct the amount from the phone’s credit.
The donations can also be made through credit / debit cards from anywhere in the world by clicking the “Online collections for Supreme Court Diamer Bhasha & Mohamand Dams Fund” on the SBP’s website.