ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday thanked people of Karachi over their generous donations to the fund created for construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
“I want to thank the people of Karachi for their generosity in supporting the Dam Fund. Rs76crores were raised at this Dam fundraiser,” the PM wrote on his Twitter account while referring to the Sunday fundraiser in Sindh governor’s residence.
Imran Khan, on a day long visit to Sindh province’s capital on Sunday, had headlined a fundraiser dinner for the Diamer Bhasha Dam at Governor House, where he had delivered a speech and managed to collect Rs760million for construction of water reservoirs.
About the dam fund
The Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dam fund 2018 was established by the federal government in pursuance of a Supreme Court order for raising funds for the construction of the two dams.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was the first to donate money for the fund as on July 5, he deposited Rs1Million as donation in the account titled “DIAMER BASHA AND MOHMAND DAM FUND–2018′.
The fund, which was merged with PM’s fund by PM Imran Khan on September 7, can receive donations and contributions from both domestic and international donors, individuals and companies, and the general public has been requested to contribute generously.