Dam fundraising crosses Rs6bn


The fundraising for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams has reached Rs 6.4 billion so far, according to latest statistics.

The collection for dams’ construction recorded a slight surge after PM Khan on Sep 7 addressed the nation, appealing them –especially overseas Pakistanis – to help Pakistan avert looming water crisis and donate for construction of dams.

Until Sep 26, the country wise data showed that within Pakistan an amount of Rs 3,928,982,836 (Rs3.97 billion) was collected through bank branches, interbank transfers and mobile phone SMS service. In next three weeks, the fund has witnessed a good amount of collection.

Now it has reached Rs 6,455,475,098 (Rs 6.4 billion).