*ISLAMABAD - Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams funds has witnessed sudden surge after PM Imran Khan appeal to the nation.*
*Diamer Bhasha Dam Fund has now reached Rs 3.33 billion.*
PM Khan on Sep 7 addressed the nation, appealing them –especially overseas Pakistanis – to help Pakistan avert looming water crisis and donate for construction of dams.
Until Sep 7, the country wise data showed that within Pakistan an amount of Rs 1,972,643,520 (Rs1.97 billion) was collected through bank branches, interbank transfers and mobile phone SMS service.
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Now it has reached Rs 3,337,964,807 (Rs 3.3 billion).
Out of total donation received from within the country, amount collected through debit/credit cards stands at Rs 122 million, Rs 65.8 million were collected through SMS service, Rs 65.5 million from Interbank transfer service whereas an amount of Rs 2.95 billion was collected at bank branches.
The Fund has been established by the SBP on the directions of the Supreme Court. All the commercial and micro-finance banks, and field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation have opened the Fund account to receive donations in cash, and through cheques, pay orders and demand drafts at all their branches across the country.