ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar appeared before the Supreme Court on Tuesday in connection to a case pertaining to the construction of Nai Gaj Dam.
During the least hearing of the case, a two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan had summoned the ministers for energy and finance and the secretary cabinet today.
Speaking to the media outside the top court, the finance minister said, "The chief justice played a historic role and took practical steps for the construction of dams."
"His role for the construction of dams will be remembered," Umar added. "The SC has summoned us regarding a delay in the construction of Nai Gaj Dam," the finance minister explained.
Umar reiterated, "We will present the mini budget on January 23."
"The Finance Bill will not increase taxes but increase exports and investment in the country," he added.