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Pakistani vocalist Atif Aslam has donated Rs. 2.5 million for Mohmand, Diamer-Basha Dam funds. On Sunday, Atif Aslam visited Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar at his official residence in Islamabad and presented him the cheque.
The Pakistani cricketing empire Aleem Dar also donated $10,000 for the dam fund. “I appreciate the efforts of the chief justice and prime minister to construct dams in Pakistan This noble initiative will benefit our present and future generation” Dar said.
Salman Iqbal and Malik Riaz also contributed heavy amounts for the dam funds. They donated Rs.10 million and Rs.50 million respectively for the dam after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s appeal for funds. “Malik Riaz and Bahria Town would keep on striving to the best of their extent for the betterment of the country and to cater the energy demands.”
Iqbal, on the other hand, took to Twitter and said that “after the initiation of CJ and the PM’s appeal to Pakistanis to extend support to the govt for building dams. ARY announced a contribution of $100,000 (Rs. 10 million) to the fund.”
All the celebrities have appealed the public to come forward and participate in the national cause. In the second address on Friday, PM in his speech briefed the nation over the ongoing water crisis in the country and appealed the nation especially overseas Pakistanis to donate generously for the cause.
He stated that dams are to be built on an emergency basis or Pakistan may face drought in the upcoming years. “Overseas Pakistanis, especially those living in European countries, should contribute at least $1000 to the PM/CJP’s fund for dams,” Imran said.
“I have been briefed by (various) government departments about the challenges being faced by Pakistan on the economy and energy fronts. But in my opinion, the biggest challenge the nation has been facing is water scarcity,” the prime minister said.