ISLAMABAD, Dec 31 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday lauded the overwhelming contribution of overseas Pakistanis to the fund set up for construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams believing that such an encouraging response created a hope for early launch of these crucial projects.
He said this in a meeting with a delegation of overseas Pakistani businessmen from Dubai headed by Mumtaz Muslim and comprising Amjad Ali Khan, Majid Bashir and Mustafa Qasaam, a PM Office statement said.
During the meeting, Senator Faisal Javed apprised the prime minister about the fund-raising events held in Dubai for the construction of dams wherein the members of the delegation had donated $918,510.
The prime minister said the preservation of water reservoirs was need of the hour. He said while looking at the great response from in and outside the country to the dams fund, it could be hoped that the work on those projects could be launched even before the schedule.
Apprising the delegation about the practical steps for construction of dams, the prime minister said he would perform ground breaking of Mohmand Dam very soon that had been facing delay for last several years.
Senator Faisal Javed told the prime minister that so far the fundraisers had been held in Brussels, Austria, France, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Seattle, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington DC and Arizona.
He said the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s efforts were being highly applauded by the Pakistani expatriates for dams fund.
Senator Faisal Javed said fundraisers would soon be held in other countries wherein the Pakistani expatriates would donate more money for the cause.