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Prime Minister Imran Khan calls on overseas Pakistanis to donate to dams fund

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  1. My-Analogous

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    Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to the nation in a brief televised address on Friday evening to appeal for donations to the dams fund set up by the Supreme Court.

    "There is no question that we are faced with several significant problems," the prime minister said as he began the address, "but the biggest problem we currently face is the water crisis."

    Warning of the rapid depletion in Pakistan's water resources, the premier said the country would face drought-like conditions by 2025 if immediate steps were not taken.

    PM Khan urges overseas Pakistanis to donate for dams fund


    "I want to commend Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar [for starting the dams fund], but this was not his job," he said. "This was the job of civilian leaders who knew this was going to swell into a crisis but did nothing to thwart it."

    "I want to take over the fund-raising and want overseas Pakistanis to contribute like they used to do for the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, he said.

    The prime minister asked all overseas Pakistanis to make as many donations as they can to the dams fund in dollars to plug the country's depleting foreign exchange reserves as well as provide funding to start building dams, which he said he would personally oversee.

    "I will safeguard your donations [against misuse]," he promised.

    "If every overseas Pakistani donates $1,000, we will have enough to build the dams ourselves," the prime minister said.

    "This fund will only be used for building dams. I know not every overseas Pakistani will be able to give $1,000, especially the ones working in the Middle East. To them, I would say that donate as much as you can. But the overseas Pakistanis in Europe and the United States, I want them to send at least $1,000 or even more if they can," he said.

    Read: Why a mega dam project cannot be crowd-sourced

    The prime minister cited the example of Egypt, which he said had launched a similar drive to build dams using its own resources.

    "They were not getting any external loans; no one will give us any loans from outside either," he said. "We already have so many loans that we are finding hard to repay, so no one is going to loan us anymore. We alone will have to build this dam, and we can. We just have to make up our minds."

    "I promise to you that I will safeguard your money," PM Khan added.
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1431520/p...on-overseas-pakistanis-to-donate-to-dams-fund
     
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    count me in!
     
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    Nice initiative by Imran Khan.
     
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    @Horus
    Can you please make some operation clean up here. :cheers:
     
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    Truth hurts... Why did he offered when Pakistan itself needs funds for a simple dam
     
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    He was providing humanitarian help. Not Funds.

    You Indians need to accept the hand of friendship else you will get danda.
     
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    Because we believe in humanity and you don't. Our religion teach us to help every human being but you can't see that because of your hatred googles you wear. TRUTH REALLY HURTS. Now stop trolling this thread and make thread for that and then we discussed
     
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    InshaAllah bro, I'll try my best. and I encourage all because this is one cause which is beyond all political affiliations and since it is official channel and IK's track record about financial matters is beyond any doubt. I and my wife already decided to send a fixed amount every month to this account... and if my income increases further or we can save a little more from our expenses, inshaAllah we will increase the amount. No expensive purchases for the next five years. I'm not sharing the amount but I'm sharing my method with all so a lot of my overseas brothers can copy this or similar techniques.

    @Indus Pakistan @Verve @PakSword @MastanKhan @waz @Slav Defence
    Guys, we live once but if we want to do something for our country and our generations to come, this is our chance. And being overseas Pakistani, this is the easiest way for us to help our country. We may have differences with certain of IK's decision but nobody questions his credentials and financial honesty...so let's do our max..If we have some money rotting in our a bank account and we don't know what to do with it..this is the best investment both from the spiritual and worldly perspectives. A strong Pakistan is beneficial for us even if we continue to live our adopted homes. and I think you all know this better than me. But I would say, not just extra-money rather spare a bit every month and send it regularly, it will give you a lot more spiritual happiness and satisfaction..you will feel that your life has a greater purpose.

    Here, I post the account details as an image so we all can save in our mobiles as this will come handy
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    http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/page.asp?id=2757

    Note: Please always check the source and verify before you pay. I suspect a lot of thugs will try to take advantage of this opportunity and extort money. Never hand over your money to anyone except the official channels.
     
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    Me as well. I am going to set up a bank debit. I think we the ex-pat Pakistani's must answer this call. And most important of all we can trust the money will be used properly and not going inbuying apartments in London. I think all of us in Europe and America are uniquey placed to help as on the whole our income will be highest compared to others. So let us all unite behind Prime Minister Imran Khan.

    We made Shaukat Khanum Hospital a reality - most of the money came from ex-pat Pakistani's so let's make this a reality also.

    Can somebody give me bank sort code, account details for a direct debit please?
     
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    Great mate... also please convince other Pakistanis since as you know PDF is very tiny little community so we need to reach out to more people..

    Here is the info:
    Bank: State Bank of Pakistan
    Account Name: SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN DIAMER BASHA AND MOHMAND DAM FUND
    Account No: 03-593-299999-001-4
    IBAN: PK06SBPP0035932999990014
    Source: http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/page.asp?id=2757
     
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    I am not an over sea Pakistani so I will donate to CJ fund for Dam :)
     
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    dollar, I can only send ££
     
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    Any foreign currency will do :)
     
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    I’m in.
     
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