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Supreme Court orders immediate construction of Bhasha, Mohmand dams

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered immediate construction of Bhasha and Mohmand dams.

Announcing short verdict in case pertaining to the construction of Kalabagh and other dams to overcome the shortage of water in the country, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the construction of Bhasha and Mohmand dams on priority basis.

The judgement stated that water is necessary for the survival of the country and public.

The court also summoned a report from the federal government, Wapda and other concerned departments in three weeks.

During the proceedings, the Attorney General (AG) told the apex court that the general public wanted construction of dams in the country and the court will have release clear orders of construction of dams.

He said that the Council of Common Interest (CCI) had also approved construction of Basha Dam which would have the capacity to store 6.4million acre of water, while Kalabagh Dam would have the storage capacity of 6.1million acre of water.

While giving his remarks, the CJP said that the nation wants to play its part for the construction of dams, adding that the general public is contacting them for the construction of dams and rid the country of its loans.

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