Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Thursday gave again a 12-kanal piece of land donated by its proprietor to “The Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund”.
A listening to was held after a petition was turned in by the proprietor’s son, who stated the land was donated by his father out of “depression”.
He stated “criminals” had taken over the land and had additionally filed a case in opposition to the household.
At this, the chief justice expressed annoyance, saying: “You have declared your father a patient of depression over a few pennies. What is this drama you have staged in the court?”
He informed the petitioner to take again the documentation of the land. “If you must donate land to the dam fund, do it out of happiness.”
The Supreme Court docket registrar was informed to provide again all paperwork to the proprietor.
Based on a Daybreak report the dam fund has to date amassed some Rs11.2 billion.
In a written response to a query by MNA Hamid Hameed in a session of the parliament, Minister for Finance and Income Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, “informed the assembly that an amount of Rs11,250,487,205 as donations/contributions in the [dam fund] had been deposited till November 17, 2020”.
“An amount of Rs1,708,316,344 as profit on investments of the Dams Fund have also been received in the Fund Account,” the minister stated.
The report stated that he additionally knowledgeable the home that Rs155,785,486 for the fund had been collected by means of mobile firms and Pakistan Railways had deposited Rs17,603,883 within the Dam Fund Account with respect to donation collected by means of sale of prepare tickets.
The minister additional stated that “so far no amount has been withdrawn from the Dams Fund accounts maintained with the State Bank of Pakistan”.