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Murree Brewery plays its part in solving the water crisis in Pakistan

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Murree Brewery has donated rupees 2.1 million to the Supreme Court’s Diamer-Basha and Mohmand dam fund in August. According to the Diamer Basha’s fund information page on the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s website, the total amount collected for the Diamer Basha Dam is currently standing at Rs. 1,873,642,298 (One billion eight hundred seventy-three million six hundred forty-two thousand two hundred ninety-eight rupees).
Murree Brewery’s Chief Executive, Isphanyar Bhandara, presented a cheque to Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in the Supreme Court. Murree Brewery was established in 1860 in response to the ever increasing demand for beer by the personnel of the British Raj and is currently the oldest continuing enterprise in Pakistan.
Despite receiving prohibitions in the 1970’s and repeatedly being attacked by protestors, it flourishes as one of Pakistan’s most successful companies, with an annual growth of between 15% to 20%.
Interesting Facts about Diamer Basha Dam
Do you know that the Diamer Basha Dam Site is located on the River Indus in Kohistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa? The Supreme court’s fund for the dam has received donations from various countries. The detail shows that the fund received Rs. 22.006 million on August 13, Rs. 87.4 million on August 9, Rs. 63.4 million on August 8, and Rs44.9 million on August 6.

The country-wise data shows that out of the total donation received from within the country, Rs. 41.8 million was collected through SMS service, Rs. 21.24 million from interbank transfer service, whereas an amount of Rs. 791.06 million was collected at bank branches.

Similarly, from the US, an amount of Rs. 1.451 million was received for the fund, while from UK Rs. 1.01 million, Germany Rs. 1.055 million, UAE Rs. 0.664 million, Canada Rs. 0.437 million, Singapore Rs. 0.478 million, and from the Netherlands an amount of Rs. 0.25 million was received.

The fund has also received Rs. 18,490 from India, Rs. 3,000 from Afghanistan, and Rs. 5,000 from China.