NA: (Islamabad to have another dam on Soan River: NA told)

January 7, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed told the National Assembly on Thursday during the question hour that there is a proposal to construct Chirah Dam in Islamabad.

The National Assembly resumed session with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair. The minister said that the dam is to be constructed on Soan River in Islamabad capital territory jurisdiction near Chirah village, 25 kilometre north east of Rawalpindi.

He said the work will be taken in hand by the government of Punjab after clearance from the consultants M/s NESPAK. He pointed out that its cost will be equally shared by the Government of Punjab and Capital Development Authority (CDA). He said CDA has already released over Rs 851 million for this purpose.

To another question, the minister told the House that at present 33 Pakistan Sweet Homes are working across the country where orphan children are being provided standard livings and education.

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