PM-CJP Dams Fund crosses Rs6 billion mark

08:41 PM | 21 Oct, 2018
PM-CJP Dams Fund crosses Rs6 billion mark
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ISLAMABAD - The Prime Minister and Chief Justice of Pakistan Dams Fund has so far received Rs 6.4 billion. According to an update issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the countrywide contribution to the fund stood at Rs 5.93 billion while Rs 487.14 million was transferred from abroad.

The fund witnessed a boost after the recent speech of Prime Minister Imran Khan who urged the nation to donate generously for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams.

Among foreign countries, the Pakistani diaspora in the USA contributed Rs 193.448 million followed by the UK which contributed Rs 51.45 million and United Arab Emirates (UAE) donated Rs 45.8 million for the dams’ fund.

Meanwhile, the SBP issued a list of top 10 donors both on the institution and individual level.

Among institutions, the highest donation of Rs 1.01 billion was paid by employees of the government of Punjab, followed by Pak Army which donated Rs 582.1 million for the dams’ fund.

Similarly, an amount of Rs 103.24 million has also been received for the fund through SMS service of various companies.