Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has said that those who are terming dams fund collection as ‘begging’ should be ashamed of themselves.

The CJP said, “Those who say we are ‘begging’ should be ashamed of themselves.” “Narrow minded people have such thinking,” he added.

“We started the fund in the name of patriotism and working on a self-help basis in not begging ,” he stated.

The chief justice established a dam fund in July this year to raise money for the construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam .

Last week, Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to overseas Pakistanis to contribute to the dam fund .

"I urge overseas Pakistanis to contribute to this fund . If every overseas Pakistani contributes to this we will be able to construct the dams and our reserves will also improve,” the premier said while urging Pakistanis in Europe and the US to contribute at least $1000.