Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, while addressing the fund raising campaign in London said that new generation will not be deprived of lives because of water shortage, adding that no one can stop construction of dams.
Chief Justice said: “No one can stop building new dams,” adding that “no one should even think that they can halt the construction”. “Will not let new generation be deprived of lives because of water scarcity,” he said. He continued, “We were told that provinces were not in agreement regarding the construction of Kalabagh Dam and thought it was not appropriate to create discord among brothers. However, all provinces are in agreement over the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams.”
“Why shouldn’t Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams be constructed?” he further questioned. “Several dams will be constructed on the Indus River and nobody can create obstacles in this pursuit. The water crisis will further worsen if immediate efforts are not taken to address it,” he asserted.
Speaking about the issues facing Balochistan, Justice Nisar said “Balochistan is facing severe issues pertaining to health, water and education. The water level in the province stands at 2,000 feet and if immediate actions are not taken then people might be forced to relocate”. “I have seen severe injustices in my country and seen people steal the rights of widows and orphans. We face human rights issues which are extremely painful,” he added. “I have no political motives, my only priority is to serve humanity,” Justice Nisar stated.
The chief justice is currently on a visit to the United Kingdom to raise funds for the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams.
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17 November, 2019