Pakistani-Canadians donate US$260,000 in dams fund

03:11 PM | 24 Mar, 2019
Pakistani-Canadians donate US$260,000 in dams fund
ISLAMABAD - Overseas Pakistanis in Canada have donated 260,000 US dollars for the country's dams fund.

The donations were given at a ceremony held in connection with Pakistan Day in Edmonton city, the Radio Pakistan reported on Sunday.

Ahmed Saeed purchased a bat signed by Prime Minister Imran Khan at 17,000 US dollars, while Dr Khurshid Khan and Dr Zaeem Siddiqui jointly bought Imran Khan-signed ball at 10,000 US dollars.

Chairman Senate Committee on Information Faisal Javed and former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar addressed the event, organized by "I am Pakistan" movement".

Speaking on the occasion, Senator Faisal Javed said the government has prepared a financial strategy for Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams.

He expressed hope that both dams will be constructed between five and nine years.

Senator Faisal Javed told the audience that 50.5 million rupees are being received in the Dams Fund daily.