Islamabad: On Monday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nasir criticized the government’s decision for changing the groundbreaking ceremony date of the Mohmand Dam.
The Chief Justice expressed his anger on the Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda and said that PM changed the date only because he will not be available on that date. This is not the right way to deal with the most important issue of the country. We have also a lot of work to do and it might be not possible for me to attend the groundbreaking ceremony on the changed date because I have my own schedule.
He further added that the government didn’t ask me before changing the date and it is not the right way to deal with the most important issue of the country.
The Chief Justice also asked Faisal Vawda that the only thing government has done related to the Mohmand Dam is the announcement. The water will finish by 2025 and what steps the government has taken till now?
In response, Faisal Vawda said that on behalf of the government, I deeply apologize to you. He also requested the chief justice to come for the inauguration ceremony. Earlier, Chief Justice stated that he will not come to the groundbreaking ceremony on the altered date.
Moreover, Mian Saqib Nisar said that he wants to know about the Nai Gaj Dam. He asked that in the next hearing, all the four ministers should come to the court to discuss about the Nai Gaj Dam.
He further added that since 2008, the case has been pending. I need to know what the government wants to do. They are good and capable people and if the government doesn’t want to construct the dam then it should tell us.
The hearing is adjourned till Friday as the government promised to grant initial approval for the Nai Gaj Dam on Thursday.