CENTURIAN: The Pakistani community in South Africa contributed Rs37mn for dams fund within two hours during the biggest fund-raising event in Centurion, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
According to the details, a bat and ball signed by the Prime Minister Imran Khan generated 3 lac Rand and 70,000 Rand respectively during the fund raising-ceremony organized by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) South Africa chapter.
PTI’s senator Faisal Javed, Captain Shoaib Malik ,former cricket team captain Ramiz Raja and the whole cricket cricket team were present at the event.
T-shirts sighed by the national cricketers generated 70,000 rand for the dams fund in the event.
Senator Faisal Javed applauded the passion of overseas Pakistanis and their contributions towards the dam funds. He also thanked the Pakistani cricket team and paid a tribute to former CJP Saqib Nisar for initiating the dam fund.
Faisal Javed underscored the need of new dams to overcome the water scarcity in the country. He said that PTI government would overcome all the challenges in collaboration with the people’s support. The senator said that so far Rs9.6 bn had been collected for dams fund.