According to the twitter recent tweet by Former president General (R) Pervez Musharraf’s party All Pakistan Muslim League’s (AMPL) on Monday has announced to donate Rs: 15 million For CJP DAMS Fund Construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams. The tweet made on official account or AMPL account by Former President General Pervez Musharraf.
The CJP DAMS Fund account was opened by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar when he funded Rs: 1 million. Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet said that the forces of Army, Navy and Air Force will donate two days’ basic salary in the CJP Dams Fund. Amir Khan, British Pakistani boxer has also donated Rs: 1 million.
In 2006, then President Pervez Musharraf had initiated work on the construction of the $6.5-billion Diamir-Bhasha dam in northern Pakistan, which was designed to generate 4,500 megawatt of electricity and store 7.3 million acre feet of water.
The dam was to be built on the Indus River, about 40km west of the town of Chilas in the mountainous region and 210km north of capital Islamabad. It would have preserved 15 percent of annual flow of River Indus.
Performance the ground-breaking ceremony at Diamir, Musharraf had said all other planned dams, including the scandalous Kalabagh, would be built under his “2016 Water Vision” to meet the country’s growing water and energy necessities.
India had stated its apprehension over the building of the dam in a region that formerly was part of the disputed Kashmir state, but Islamabad rejected the Indian stance.