Reminiscent of the past

The finance ministry has opened the account to collect funds for the Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund at Supreme Court’s directives. The account will collect funds at all the branches of the State Bank of Pakistan locally and internationally.  Funding for a dam is reminiscent of the past events at the time of creation of Pakistan and later during the military’s rule when thousands including women made monetary donations to serve the cause.

Where collection of funds might be a litmus test of the nation’s otherwise evident patriotism in matters pertaining to minorities and different ethnicities, staying true to the purpose and ensuring utilisation of funds for dams only is going to be a test for the ruling class of the country, who for the longest of time have misused and embezzled public money to their own interest.

Kanwal Sadiq


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