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NBP donates Rs. 19.5 Million in Diamer Bhasha Dam Fund

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National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) President Tariq Jamali met the Prime Minister Imran Khan to hand over a cheque of Rs19.5 million as a contribution for the construction of ‘Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund 2018 set up on the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, earlier this year.

According to an official statement, the employees of National Bank of Pakistan have ‘voluntarily and wholeheartedly contributed one day salary for the construction of dams.’

NBP call centre is available 24/7 for registration of complaints & information regarding the funds account on priority and it is also on the website and ATM screen.

Furthermore, NBP President Tariq Jamali informed the PM that in response to the government of Pakistan for donations/contributions from both domestic and international donors, an account with the name of “Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund-2018” had been established at all branches of National Bank of Pakistan.

“NBP has instructed their field functionaries to welcome, receive and facilitate all persons who desire to make deposits and contributions in the said account from the general public. NBP is extending full cooperation and facilitation for receiving such funds.

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NBP helpdesk in all big branches, regions and Head Office are providing support, assurance and replying to any queries and resolving complaints. Regional management teams will have zero tolerance against those who are found not supporting the initiative and negligent towards this worthy cause,” he said, according to a press release.

As per the latest donation figures the State Bank of Pakistan had received Rs7.05 billion till October 25, 2018. The SBP on September 7th had directed banks to change the title of the fund account to the ‘Prime Minister and Chief Justice of Pakistan Fund for Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams.’

The four-member bench under the supervision of Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has declared their short verdict regarding the construction of dams.

All commercial and microfinance banks have been advised to change the title of the fund account in their system and books of accounts. The respective account number and IBAN of banks shall, however, remain the same and the banks shall continue to collect donations and settle the same with SBP as per existing arrangements, the SBP said.

The NBP had relayed information for the general public in Urdu/English and newspapers and displayed banners. Telephone numbers for lodging complaints at all the branches, notice board & ATM machine cabins and NBP website are displayed. NBP call centre is available 24/7 for registration of complaints & information regarding the funds account on priority and it is also on the website and ATM screen.

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He said that the Bank’s overseas branch network had also advised to facilitate receipt of donations/contributions from overseas Pakistanis and/or any international donors /contributors.

In July this year, the CJP had said that the country needs to stand at 25 MAF (million acre-feet) of water and a new dam would be required every ten years after the construction of two new dams. The Supreme Court (SC) directed Federal Government to immediately start construction of two dams, GVS earlier reported.

The Apex court issued directives that the construction on Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams should start immediately and also sought the report in three weeks. The four-member bench under the supervision of Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has declared their short verdict regarding the construction of dams.

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The court further directed to open the special account in the Apex court for generating funds regarding the construction. It had also appealed to the masses to donate funds in the aforementioned account.


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