The Supreme Court’s five-judge SC bench, headed by Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh, Wednesday (Feb 27) during the hearing of a case regarding the construction of the Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams asked Electronic Media Regulation Authority Chairperson Muhammed Saleem to issue a clarification of the media reports about the spending of the dam fund. The judge said incorrect reports are being aired by the media that the dam’s donations are being spent on advertisements.
“It is understandable if construction of dams is opposed from across the border,” Justice Sheikh said. “But the opposition exists on this side of the border as well. People just blurt out whatever they can.” WAPDA submitted a report on the construction of the dams during the hearing. Acquisition of 844 acres of land has been completed, WAPDA’s counsel, Saad Rasool, told the court.
The court summoned the SBP governor to the next hearing and adjourned the proceedings till the first week of April.
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23 May, 2019