Wed. Nov 25th, 2020

PM directs for quick start of work on Diamer-Bhasha Dam


The Prime Minister ordered to form a parliamentary committee for holding an inquiry into suspected irregularities committed in purchase of land for Diamer-Bhasha project.


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday directed that acquisition of land for Diamer-Bhasha Dam should be done by the 31st of July this year to start the project of immense national importance.

He directed that work should be started on this power project as soon as possible.

Chairing 14th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy at the PM House, the Prime Minister asked Chairman WAPDA to present complete project proposal with timelines in the next meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy.

The Chairman WAPDA updated the meeting on matters related to Diamer-Bhasha hydel power generation project.

The Prime Minister ordered to form a parliamentary committee for holding an inquiry into suspected irregularities committed in purchase of land for Diamer-Bhasha project.

The meeting was attended by Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance; Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Petroleum; Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Water & Power; Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab; Jam Kamal Khan, Misnter of State for Petroleum and Raja Hassan Abbas, Secretary Cabinet; Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the PM on National Security; Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the PM on Foreign Affairs; Dr. Waqar Masood, Secretary Finance; Arshad Mirza, Secretary Petroleum; Muhammad Younus Dagha, Secretary Water & Power; Ch. Muhammad Azam, Secretary Information; Tahir Hussain, Chief Secretary Gilgit Baltistan and Zafar Mahmood, Chairman WAPDA along with other senior officials.

Source: Business Recorder

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