Imran Khan addressed the nation for the second time as Prime Minister earlier today.
In his video message for the nation, Prime Minister urged the Pakistanis who are working abroad to donate for the cause of creating a dam. He requested the overseas Pakistanis to give away at least 1000 dollars to the dam fund so that the water reservoirs which are planned out can be constructed right in time and within the estimated cost.
In his message that was aired on the National news channel, PTV, he said,
“Our debt today stands at 30,000 billion. But one of our biggest issues today is the looming water crisis. When Pakistan was created; every Pakistani had 5600 cubic-metres of water. Today that stands at only 1000 cubic meters,”.
Khan said that delaying such important projects only increases the cost and hence the government has planned to work right on time on this project and build the water reservoirs on the time so that Pakistan never runs out of the water.
He was thankful to the Overseas Pakistanis for their help back when he needed funds for building Pakistan’s first centralized cancer centre, Shaukat Khanum Hospital, and the Namal University.
” Overseas Pakistanis helped me build Shaukat Khanum and Namal university, I am appealing to you to help us build this dam,”
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Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar for taking this initiative of generating funds and also announced that the PM and the CJP dam fund will merge in order to achieve the mutual goal.
“I want to appreciate chief justice’s efforts. It was not his job but he had to fill the void left by political leadership, now we have decided to launch and join the PM fund with the CJP’s fund which currently has Rs1800 million ”
A few months back, the Federal Government established ‘The Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dam fund 2018’ to generate a pool of funds for the construction of the two dams. The first person to donate was the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar who deposited Rs. 1 million on the 5th of July 2018.
All the payments to the account NO 03-593-299999-001-4 and IBN No.PK06SBPP0035932999990014 will be received at all branches of the State Bank of Pakistan, all treasuries and branches of National Bank of Pakistan and all other scheduled banks.
PM Imran Khan announced a merger of PM and CJP dam funds which can receive can receive donations and contributions from the international as well as the national donors, individuals and companies, and the general public has been requested to contribute generously.
Your PM needs your help in building the dams and so does your country. According to stats, Pakistan will run out of water completely by 2025. Now our future is in our own hands. Your littlest contribution, combined with that of others will create a pool of funds which will make a huge difference. Donate now and make save Pakistan from getting dried.