Atif Aslam donates Rs2.5m to dams' fund

Published: September 9, 2018
Singer presents cheque in a meeting with CJP Saqib Nisar in Islamabad PHOTO: BIRMINGHAMHIPPODROME.COM

Singer presents cheque in a meeting with CJP Saqib Nisar in Islamabad PHOTO: BIRMINGHAMHIPPODROME.COM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani vocalist Atif Aslam has donated Rs2.5 million to the PM-CJ Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund.

Aslam on Sunday met Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar at his official residence in Islamabad, where he presented him the cheque.

The singer is renowned for his vocals in Pakistan and beyond.

Earlier today, Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar announced that he is going to contribute $10,000 to the dams fund project.

Aleem Dar donates $10,000 to dams’ fund

“I have decided to contribute $10,000 for the dams fund initiative,” he said in a video message.

Dar is amongst International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Elite Panel of Umpires and has officiated in 300 international matches across all three formats.

Dar also appreciated the efforts put in by the concerned authorities in this regard by stating: “I appreciate the efforts put in by Chief Justice of Pakistan [Mian Saqib Nisar] and government of Pakistan to construct dams in Pakistan.”

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Reader Comments (3)

  • gaurav yadav
    Sep 9, 2018 - 10:52PM

    Imran Khan was ill-advised to make a televised appeal to donate for building a dam. Dams are built through States fund and not on donations. It has made the entire country a laughing stock. Nations do not run on charities, they are run through robust economic policies.
    I agree that a Dam is important for Pakistan; but it would have been proper if such an appeal came from a social organization or an NGO. The Prime Minister making such an appeal gives an impression, internationally, that the Pakistan Govt is going Bankrupt.
    Pakistan will lose on getting foreign investments. Who is going to invest in a country which is run on charities and is likely to go bankrupt?Recommend

  • asad
    Sep 10, 2018 - 1:23PM

    Either use dollar or ruppee, why two different currency signs in the same article?

    For readers, Aleem Dar’s contribution is about half of Atif’s — Rs 1.23 million approxRecommend

  • B
    Sep 10, 2018 - 1:34PM

    @gaurav, why don’t you mind your own business? There is a lot going on in your own country that needs your attention Don’t bother with us. Recommend

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