Rawalpindi, July 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Veterans of Pakistan (formerly PESA) have decided to contribute from their monthly pensions towards Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund. Ex-servicemen have decided to contribute five percent from their pension for what they called noble cause of construction of dams in water starved country of Pakistan. The decision was taken at a hurriedly called meeting of the Executive Council. The meeting was presided by Lt Gen Ali Kuli Khan. Others present in the meeting included Vice Admiral Ahmad Tasnim, Air Marshal Masood Akhtar, Brig Mian Mahmud, Mr Salim Gandapur, Brig Syed Masud ul Hassan, Dr (Capt) Babur Zahiruddin and Maj Farouk Hamid Khan.
Water resources are crucial to our survival. Unfortunately, the desired priority has not been given to build storage dams while the scarcity of water has emerged as a great threat for the existence of our country, said Lt. Gen Ali Kuli Khan (Retd), President VOP. He lauded the sensitivity of Chief Justice Pakistan towards the pressing issue of water scarcity which has started posing threat to the masses, agriculture, and industry. The veterans hoped that our people will donate generously with the same spirit which was displayed for ‘qaraz utaro’ scheme. VOP also expects that business community of Pakistan and the billionaires will bring out their hidden wealth for a cause that is vital for better future of Pakistan.
For more information, contact:
Veterans of Pakistan (VOP)
Formerly Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Association (PESA)
29, Khurshid Alam Road,
Westridge 1,Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-5477651, +92-51-5477652, +92-51-5477653
Cell: +92-321-5176050, +92-300-8550180, +92-308-5555180