LAHORE – Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi announced Tuesday that he has donated to the government’s fund for construction of two new dams, requesting the people to contribute for the national cause.
The anchor-cum-artist turned to Twitter to publically declare his endowment to the fund established on the order of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar for the construction of two dams — 4,500MW Diamer-Bhasha and 700MW Mohmand.
The CJP also appealed to the general public, including Pakistanis residing abroad, to donate for the cause, and also contributed Rs1 million to the account. His donation was the first contribution to the said account, according to a press release on the Supreme Court’s website.
Along with a picture attached of the check totaling to Rs300,000, the 34-year-old actor tweeted: “#DamsForPakistan I have done my part & now i request all who can hear me to do their part also. I fully trust the CJ & Supreme Court that they will deliver on this most urgent issue of Pakistan. PLEASE contribute to the Diamer Basha & Mohmand Damn fund.”
The donation will go to an account, opened by the Ministry of Finance, under the title of “DIAMER-BHASHA AND MOHMAND DAM FUND –2018” (Account No.03-593-299999-001-4 and IBN No.PK06SBPP0035932999990014).
Similarly, several individuals and state institutions have come forward to contribute to the Fund.
Today, the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) announced that all its employees will donate money from their salaries to the Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund.