Rs3.023b received in dams fund


ISLAMABAD: The PM-CJP Dams Fund received a total of Rs3.023 billion till Tuesday.

The countrywide contribution to the fund stood at Rs2.876 billion while Rs147.6 million was transferred from abroad, according to an update issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

The fund witnessed a boost after the recent speech of Prime Minister Imran Khan who urged the nation to donate generously for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. Some Rs906.2 million was received in the fund on September 11, SBP said.

Meanwhile, SBP, in a circular, directed the banks not to charge any service fee, including interchange fee, merchant discount rate, transaction fee, etc. on the donations/payments made to the dams fund through payment cards (debit, credit or prepaid cards).