As Pakistanis, we generally make headlines for all the wrong reasons these days, but there is one thing we can still be proud of. Despite having a shattered economy and prevalent poverty, we are one of the most charitable nations in the world. No one could have expected that this fact would one day work against the nation as well.
Recently, the age-old issue of the construction of dams took the limelight once again, as Pakistan ranked third among countries facing water shortage. This alarming situation put every state institution on high alert, including the Supreme Court. Fed up with the inefficiency, incompetence and unwillingness of political leadership regarding this serious issue, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) took the first step forward and announced the public fund for construction of dams in Pakistan.
To lead by example, he donated a heavy sum of Rs1 million and appealed the general public to follow suit, as our Armed Forces also contributed.
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