Pakistanis residing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have contributed an amount of US$756,000 to Diamer-Basha Dam fund during a dinner hosted by expatriates to raise funds for the construction of mega water reservoir to conserve the precious natural resource in the country.
The dinner was hosted by veteran businessmen of Dubai Mumtaz Muslim and Amjad Ali Khan and on the special directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Senator Faisal Javed attended the reception, a press release issued by the Media Department of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf said on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion host of the event Mumtaz Muslim said the people were contributing in the fund with all spirits and it was expected that US$1 million would be collected within next few days.
Senator Faisal Javed thanked the overseas Pakistanis living in the UAE for their generous contributions in dam construction fund.
Faisal Javed Khan
Thank you Mumtaz Bhai! Bless you!! Together we can and together we must #PakistanMumtaz Muslim@MumtazMuslim
Interactive & fundraiser with @FaisalJavedKhan at my house in Dubai where we raised $743k and will raise the balance $257k to make a total of $ 1.0 million for the dams. Thank you Senator and PM @ImranKhanPTI for sending him to Dubai.@DuraniIftikhar
He said Pakistanis living abroad was the center of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s expectation as they were playing the role of backbone in national economy.