Overseas Pakistanis in Canada donate $260,000 for dams fund
ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistanis in Canada on Sunday donated $260,000 dollars for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund in Pakistan.
The donations were given at a ceremony held in connection with Pakistan Day in Edmonton city.
Ahmed Saeed purchased a bat signed by Prime Minister Imran Khan for 17,000 dollars, while Dr Khurshid Khan and Dr Zaeem Siddiqui jointly bought Imran Khan-signed ball for 10,000 dollars.
Chairman Senate Committee on Information Faisal Javed and former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar addressed the event, organised by ‘I am Pakistan’ movement.
Speaking on the occasion, Senator Faisal Javed said the government had prepared financial strategy for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
He expressed hope that both dams would be constructed between five and nine years.
Senator Faisal Javed told the audience that 50.5 million rupees were being received in dams fund daily.
On March 23, two cricket balls with signatures of PM Imran Khan were auctioned for 65,000 Canadian dollars during a fundraising event for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
According to details, one ball was auctioned for 30,000 CAD and the other was sold for 35,000 CAD.
Addressing the event, former chief justice Saqib Nisar had said following the Supreme Court verdict no one could stop construction of Diamer-Bhasha dam.