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Punjab University donates Rs27 mn for dams fund

LAHORE: The Punjab University on Saturday donated Rs27 million for the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund, ARY News reported. Vice Chancellor of Punjab University Dr Niaz Ahmed Akhtar handed over the cheque in this regard to Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar.  The fundraising for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams has crossed the benchmark of Rs3.9 billion, according to latest statistics. Prime Minister Imran Khan on September 7 addressed the nation, appealing them –especially overseas…

Caretaker minister donates entire tenure’s salary for Diamer-Bhasha, Mohmand dams

ISLAMABAD: In a humble effort to contribute towards the national cause, Abdullah Hussain Haroon has donated the entire salary of his tenure as caretaker Minister for Foreign Affairs in 'Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund' for construction of the dams. The government has established ‘Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund’ in pursuit of the instructions of the Supreme Court. The chief justice has passed a short but historic judgment for the construction of both dams while hearing a case against water scarcity. Read More: Amir…

Amir Khan announces Rs1 mn donation for dams in Pakistan

British boxer of Pakistani descent Amir Khan has announced a donation of one million rupees for construction of dams in Pakistan. This announcement was made by the renowned pugilist in a video message. He also promised to donate millions more once he visits Pakistan after his forthcoming fight in the United States.  The government has established ‘Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund’ in pursuit of the instructions of the Supreme Court. The chief justice has passed a short but historic judgment for the construction…

Virat Kohli donates signed bat for Afridi’s fundraising campaign for hospital

LONDON: Indian batsman Virat Kohli has donated a signed bat for the Shahid Afridi Foundation for its project of a hospital in Thar. Afridi has thanked the Indian skipper for his contribution in this great cause. An fundraising event in this regard was held at Chak89 restaurant in London. The event was attended by Pakistan's strike bowler Mohammad Amir and the world's No1 T20 bowler Imad Wasim. You're most welcome Shahid Bhai.. Wishing you and the @SAFoundationN all the luck for the upcoming events. ☺️ #HopeNotOut…

Travolta donates his Qantas plane to Australia museum

SYDNEY: Hollywood star John Travolta has donated his "beloved" Boeing 707 plane to an Australian aviation museum and is aiming to be part of the crew to deliver the vintage aircraft. Made for Qantas Airways in 1964, the "Saturday Night Fever" heartthrob and qualified pilot acquired the jet when Australia's national carrier retired it more than 30 years later. "It gives me great pleasure to make this exciting historical announcement that my beloved Boeing 707 aircraft has been donated to the Historical Aircraft…

UAE donates $54m to Interpol

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates announced Monday it has donated $54 million (50 million euros) to the Interpol Foundation, as the country prepares to host a joint forum on global security. The funds will go towards seven Interpol projects including counter-terrorism, cybercrime and drugs, an official statement said. "The threats posed by terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime are more complex and global than ever, requiring Interpol to play an even stronger role in international police cooperation," said…

Pak army donates one-day salary to NWA displaced persons

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Soldiers of Pakistan Army have announced to donate their one-day salary and a 30-day ration to displaced persons of North Waziristan Agency (NWA), ARY News reported Saturday. Thousands of families are relocating from NWA in view of the ongoing military operation against militants in the tribal region. Defence analyst Talat Masood hailed the step of Pakistan Army for the IDPs of North Waziristan. To a question, he said government turned a blind eye towards plights of IDPs and neglected their needs. He…