PM postpones groundbreaking ceremony of Mohmand Dam


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda to postpone groundbreaking ceremony of Mohmand Dam due Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar refusal to attend the function on January 13.
According to reports, the federal minister called on the prime minister and briefed him about proceedings in the Supreme Court. The minister informed the prime minister that he had apologized to the chief justice over changing the date of the ceremony. However, he added, the chief justice was not ready to attend the ceremony. He said that the chief justice had expressed his anger over change in the date of the groundbreaking ceremony.
The prime minister directed the federal minister to postponed the groundbreaking ceremony for convincing the chief justice to participate in the ceremony.
Earlier, during hearing a case regarding Nai Gaj Dam, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had censured Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda for changing the date of Mohmand Dam’s groundbreaking ceremony and said the prime minister saw his own schedule and changed the date without considering that we have work as well.
The chief justice said, “You changed the date without informing us and did not even think it was appropriate to tell the top judge. The government does not even have the courtesy to ask the chief justice regarding changing the date, now I might not go to the groundbreaking ceremony.”
“The prime minister saw his schedule and changed the date, he did not see that we also have work,” he added.
Vawda said, “I apologise to you on behalf of the government.” Expressing his displeasure, the chief justice said, “Now tell the prime minister to go inaugurate Mohmand Dam himself.”
At this, Vawda insisted, “No, you will have to be a part of it. We will invite you for the inauguration and I will request you to come.”
Justice Nisar then remarked, “The prime minister does not know how many matters are pending.”


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