LAHORE: Diamer Bhasha Dam fund has crossed Rs 4.12 billion, as per the official report.
Yesterday, the Punjab University administration has made a big donation to the Diamer Bhasha Dam fund .
PU on Saturday donated Rs 27 million for the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund.
Vice Chancellor of Punjab University Dr Niaz Ahmed Akhtar handed over the cheque in this regard to Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar.
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The fundraising for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams has crossed the benchmark of Rs3.9 billion, according to latest statistics.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on September 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. In 19 days, the fund collection has almost doubled.
Now it has reached around Rs 4.12 billion.