Pakistanis in UAE donate money for construction of dam

Pakistanis in UAE donate money for construction of dam

Dubai - Imran Khan appealed overseas Pakistanis to donate generously for construction of dams in the country.



By Waheed Abbas

Published: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 1:17 PM

Last updated: Wed 26 Sep 2018, 8:53 AM

A group of Dubai-based Pakistani businessmen on Monday committed to raising $1 million (Rs123.5 million; Dh3.67 million) to construct a dam in the South Asian country.
A gathering was hosted by Dubai-based businessmen Mumtaz Muslim and Amjad Ali Khan. Senator Faisal Javed attended the reception on the special directives of Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan to encourage Pakistanis living in the UAE to contribute towards Diamer Bhasha Dam fund.
On Monday, the UAE-based Pakistanis announced that $756,000 (Dh2.77 million) had been raised at the fund-raising dinner and the balance amount will be raised in the next 2-3 days, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf said.
Speaking on the occasion, Mumtaz Muslim said people were contributing with all spirits and he expects that the total collection to reach $1 million within a few days.
Senator Javed thanked the Pakistanis in the UAE for their generous contribution.
"Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated that Pakistanis living abroad are the backbone of our economy and will help the Government achieve its goals," Javed said.
In a televised address earlier this month, Imran Khan appealed overseas Pakistanis to donate generously for construction of dams in the country. He, however, warned that the country could face famine-like condition by 2025 if dams are not built now.
He urged Pakistanis living in Europe and the US to contribute to at least $1,000 in the fund. There are approximately 8 to 9 million Pakistanis living overseas.
-waheedabbas@khaleejtimes.com
 
 
 


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