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Hamza Ali Abbasi, Shahid Afridi, COAS Bajwa make donations for Dams

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Celebrities like Hamza Ali Abbasi and former cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi have donated money for the construction of Diamer-Basha dam. The celebrities have submitted the amount in the bank account.

Shahid Afridi has donated 1.5 million rupees for the construction of Diamer -Basha, and Mohmand dams. Afridi hailed the endeavors of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar for the construction of dams on twitter.

He wrote: “Commendable effort by Army & CJP on the much-needed act of water preservation, through the building of dams. I pledge 5 lakh & 10 lakh from @SAFoundationN, to deliver on my return. Let’s all do our bit for Pakistan to pave the way for future generations.

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Actor and social media activist Hamza Ali Abbasi has also donated an amount of 300,000 rupees for the construction of dams. He has urged his fans and followers to support the steps taken by Supreme Court of Pakistan.

He wrote: “I have done my part & now I request all who can hear me do their part also. I fully trust the CJ & Supreme Court that they will deliver on this most urgent issue of Pakistan. PLEASE contribute to the Diamer Basha & Mohmand Dam fund.”

On the other hand, Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa has donated his one-month salary for the construction Daimer-Basha and Mohmand dams. On Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations department informed that officers and senior officials of Pakistan Army, Air Force and Navy has pledged to donate their two-day and a day salary respectively.

Read more: CJ Saqib Nisar appeals to public for dam funding

Following their footsteps government officials of Irrigation board, Judiciary and SBP have come forward to contribute their salaries for the funds. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has already donated Rs. 1 million into the bank account.

However, will these good will efforts and generous donations prove to be enough for the construction of dams?