Top judge leaves for UK to raise funds for dams


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will embark on a week-long private trip to Great Britain on Tuesday to raise funds for the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams.

The chief justice will attend fund-raising ceremonies in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

As per a schedule of the CJP’s fund-raising trip, he will depart for Britain on Tuesday and will attend an event at Lincoln’s Inn in London on November 21.

He is scheduled to attend an event organised by a group called ‘Centre for Policy Dimensions’ on November 22.

On November 23, the top judge will attend a fund-raising dinner in Manchester being organised by a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s close friend Aneel Musarrat.

A post released by a group, ‘Imran Khan Lovers UK and Europe’, has reportedly said that it will be holding an event on the evening of November 25 to raise funds for the construction of dams.

On November 26, the chief justice is scheduled to attend a ceremony of the World Congress and Overseas Pakistanis where he will meet community members.

During the CJP’s visit, UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries is also scheduled to host a fund-raising event.