ISLAMABAD: Pakistani expatriates have donated approximately U$3 million to the Supreme Court & Prime Minister’s Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund as of October 8, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) data shows.
Exactly a month back on September 8, Prime Minister Imran Khan in a televised message appealed to the estimated nine million overseas Pakistanis, particularly those living in European countries and the United States, to contribute at least $1,000 to the noble cause, and warned that Pakistan could face famine-like conditions by 2025 if new water reservoirs were not built now. He also asked Pakistanis for generous donations.
According to the SBP, a total of Rs4.653 billion (Rs4.693 billion as per the Supreme Court website) has been deposited in the special fund.
Of these contributions, an amount of Rs40.599 million was donated by the Pakistani expatriates, while the remaining bulk sum of Rs4.247 billion was added by the domestic Pakistani individuals and institutions.