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Determined for the national cause: CJP to privately visit UK for Dams fundraising

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Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar will embark on a week-long private trip to Britain today (Tuesday) in order to raise funds for the construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams. According to the details, CJP will attend fund-raising ceremonies in London, Birmingham, and Manchester.

As per his schedule, he will attend an event at Lincoln’s Inn in London on November 21. For next two days, Nov 22 and Nov 23, he will grace the event organized by “Centre for policy Dimensions and a fund-raising dinner organized by PTI member and close friend of PM Khan, Aneel Musarrat in Manchester respectively.

Another group, named ‘Imran Khan Lovers UK and Europe’ released the details of an event organized by them on Nov 25 to raise donations for the construction of dams. On November 26, the CJP will attend a ceremony of World Congress and Overseas Pakistanis and will meet community members there.

According to the details, CJP will attend fund-raising ceremonies in London, Birmingham, and Manchester.

UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries is also scheduled to host a fund-raising event during the CJP’s visit. Fundraising campaigns for the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Pakistan Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund have so far gathered over 7.895 billion rupees through donations by individuals, expatriates and organizations of Pakistan.

From entertainment celebrities to cricketers, from politicians to school students, Pakistani have generously contributed for the national cause once initiated by Chief Justice of Pakistan and later collaborated by PM Khan.

Read more: CJP terms critics of the dam construction campaign “narrow-minded”

The scarcity of water is indeed one of the major challenges faced by Pakistan and unlike previous governments, PTI-led government and CJP are determined to handle it for the better future of coming generations. Water-war from both sides (Afghanistan and India) has furthered the already existing water crisis in Pakistan. Dams are the urgent need, and good for Pakistan that its leadership has finally realized that.

There are many dams which were built by crowdfunding and private donors. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, formerly known as the Millennium Dam and sometimes referred to as Hidase Dam, is a gravity dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia that has been under construction since 2011.

It is in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia, about 15 km (9 mi) east of the border with Sudan. At 6.45 gigawatts, the dam will be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa when completed, as well as the 7th largest in the world. In order to meet its construction costs, the Ethiopian government issued a bond that targeted the Ethiopian diaspora and was able to meet its targets.