Government not serious in building Dam, CJP tells Asad Umar

Asad Umar finance minister CJP SC Nai Gaj Dam Dam construction
15 Jan, 2019 9:21 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, during an exchange with Finance Minister Asad Umar on Tuesday, told that the government is not serious in constructing dams.

A bench headed by the chief justice heard a case pertaining to the construction of Nai Gaj Dam. Asad Umar appeared before the court.

On conversation with the finance minister, the chief justice remarked, “You people cannot work and your love for the country has lessened. We wanted the matter to be resolved and it does not seem that the government is serious about the construction of the dam.”

“We don’t want to dictate this government nor do we want to run it. We have worked for fundamental human rights,” the chief justice said. To reply, the finance minister said, “I acknowledge your role and history will remember you for your part in the construction of dams.”

ECNEC is scheduled to meet on January 25 and we will discuss the matter during the meeting,” the minister added.

The bench then directed Umar to apprise the court immediately after the meeting regarding the decisions taken by ECNEC. The court then adjourned the hearing of the case for two weeks.

Asad Umar terms CJP plays historic role

Speaking to the journalists outside the apex court, Asad Umar said that the chief justice played a historic role and took practical steps for the construction of dams.


“His role in the construction of dams will be remembered,” Umar added. “The SC has summoned us regarding a delay in the construction of Nai Gaj Dam,” the finance minister explained.

Asad Umar explained that the government will present the mini budget on January 23. “The Finance Bill will not increase taxes but increase exports and investment in the country,” he added.

Earlier, Asad Umar, addressing the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he said that the Finance Budget will be present on January 23 due to the foreign tour of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “Tax anomalies will be removed in the mini budget,” he said.

The minister claimed that the PTI government is better than the governments of the PML-N and the PPP. “My party has made me the minister. I will continue to work if my performance was good,” he said.




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