Wednesday, August 4, 2021

ARY Digital Network to broadcast star-studded telethon for Diamer-Bhasha, Mohmand dams

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In support of the Supreme Court’s ‘Aao Dam Banaein’ initiative, ARY Digital Network is all set to broadcast a star-studded telethon on Saturday for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams in Pakistan.

Live telecast of the program will kick off on all the channels of ARY Digital Network at 10:00 pm.

Celebrities, news anchors and other different artists and dignitaries including Karachi Kings President Shahid Afridi, star fast bowler Mohammed Amir, actor and host Faisal Qureshi, Lollywood superstar Humayun Saeed, host and actor Fahad Mustafa, host Iqrar-ul-Hassan and news anchors Kashif Abbasi, Maria Memon, Arshad Sharif, Arif Hameed Bhatti and Sabir Shakir will grace the occasion with their presence.

Pakistan is facing water scarcity despite being blessed with several rivers. Building dams would greatly help overcome this issue across the country.

Viewing water scarcity in the country, the government has established ‘Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund’ in pursuit of the instructions of the top court.

The government is receiving encouraging response on the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams fundraising campaign as a good sum of Rs 1.68 billion has been collected for the purpose so far.

The fund shall receive donations and contributions from both domestic and international donors, individuals and companies, and the general public has been requested to contribute generously.

The fund has been established to overcome shortage of water and power in the country. The top judge also donated Rs1 million for this cause.

Earlier, the armed forces also announced to contribute for the purpose, as officers would contribute their two-day pay while soldiers will contribute one-day salary.

The donors can make online donations to the Fund through internet banking, automatic teller machines (ATM) and other alternate delivery channels (ADC) using IBAN of their respective bank. The banks have sent the IBANs of the Fund account to their clients through SMS alerts, while the bank-wise list of IBANs is also available at the SBP’s web page.

The general public can also make donations in cash at over 400,000 branchless banking agents of commercial and micro-finance banks across the country against proper receipt in electronic or paper form duly confirmed by the SMS alert.

The donations can also be made through credit / debit cards from anywhere in the world by clicking the “Online collections for Supreme Court Diamer Bhasha & Mohamand Dams Fund” on the SBP’s web page.

The overseas Pakistanis having PKR accounts in Pakistan can also make donations in the Fund through the internet banking facility of their respective banks.

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