PM Flood Relief Fund collects over Rs2b

Published: August 31, 2010
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Flood victims use part of a damaged railway track to cross floodwaters as they make their way to a village in Sultan Kot. PHOTO: REUTERS

Flood victims use part of a damaged railway track to cross floodwaters as they make their way to a village in Sultan Kot. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has received a donation of Rs2,153,862,629 in the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund  2010 Account No.898989 till Aug 30, 2010.

“The grand total includes cheques sent for the collection of others banks amounting to Rs88 million and the amount of NBP contribution of Rs50 million”, a senior official of the NBP told APP.

He added that NBP has received Rs18,775,220.00, Sindh Rs52,031,651.00,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rs1,177,885.00, Balochistan Rs202,435.00 , Federal  Capital 2,079,010,500.00 and NBP Azad Kashmir has received an amount of 2,664,938.00 in the “Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2010”.

Donors can deposit their donations in any branch of NBP throughout Pakistan, he said.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Ben
    Aug 31, 2010 - 9:29PM

    The government needs to be carefully putting its priorities right. We need to generate maximum funds at home and avoid external debt as much as possible. This flood may not have sunk the economy but the debt certainly will. Read more: link textRecommend

  • Sohail
    Aug 31, 2010 - 11:24PM

    what is the minimum limit for funds.Recommend

  • Adnan Tariq
    Sep 1, 2010 - 1:38AM

    I hope this money reaches the deserving instead of already wealthy politicians……Recommend

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