Armed forces pledge contribution for Diamer-Bhasha, Mohmand dam construction

The armed forces on Monday announced that officers and men will contribute to the fund earmarked for the construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a post on social media.

Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said officers of the Army, Navy and Air Force will donate two days pay for the cause while soldiers will pitch in with a day’s salary.

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Pakistan Armed Forces contributing to Diamer-Basha & Mohmand Dam Fund. Officers of Pak Army, Navy and Air Force will contribute their 2 days’ pay while soldiers one day’s pay to the announced fund for this national cause. #DamsForPakistan

— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) July 9, 2018

The move comes a day after the government established Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund to raise finances for the construction of these two critical reservoirs in a bid to fight impending water scarcity.

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According to a notification issued by the Finance Division on Friday, contributions to the fund will be received at all branches of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), all treasuries and branches of National Bank of Pakistan and other scheduled banks.0

The fund will receive donations from both domestic and international donors as well as contributions from abroad which will be received at all branches of the above banks where such branches exist.

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