Response of Pakistanis from All over the World after Imran Khan’s Appeal

The fund dedicated to the building of Diamer Basha and Mohmand dams has gotten a lukewarm response from overseas Pakistanis, as they sent out only Rs. 6.92 million to the fund from the overall collection of Rs. 861 million. According to the current upgrade released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday, total collection from within Pakistan was taped at Rs. 854.8 million.

The information shows that the fund got Rs. 22.006 million on August 13, Rs. 87.4 million on August 9, Rs. 63.4 million on August 8, and Rs. 44.9 million on August 6. Likewise, total donations gotten into the fund through different public and commercial banks on August 3 were Rs. 16.1 million, on August 2, Rs. 21.3 million, on August 1 Rs. 41.4 million, and on July 31 Rs. 66 million.

Funds from Different Countries

The country-wise data reveals that from the total donation gotten from within the nation, Rs. 41.8 million was collected through SMS service, Rs. 21.24 million from interbank transfer service, whereas a quantity of Rs. 791.06 million was collected at bank branches.

Likewise, from the US, an amount of Rs1.451 million was received for the fund, while from UK Rs. 1.01 million, Germany Rs. 1.055 million, UAE Rs. 0.664 million, Canada Rs. 0.437 million, Singapore Rs. 0.478 million, and from the Netherlands an amount of Rs. 0.25 million was gotten.

The fund has also received Rs. 18,490 from India, Rs. 3,000 from Afghanistan, and Rs. 5,000 from China. The Fund has been established by the SBP on the directions of the Supreme Court. All the business and micro-finance banks and field offices of SBP Banking.

Role of Banks

Banks have actually opened the fund account to get contributions in cash and through cheques, pay orders and need drafts at all their branches throughout the nation. The donors can likewise make online donations to the fund through internet banking, automatic teller machines (ATM) and other alternate shipment channels (ADC) using IBAN of their respective bank. The banks have actually sent out the IBANs of the fund account to their clients through SMS notifies, while the bank-wise list of IBANs is also offered at the SBP's websites.

Contribution of Pakistanis

The public can also make contributions in money at over 400,000 branchless banking agents of industrial and micro-finance banks throughout the nation against a proper receipt in electronic or paper form appropriately validated by the SMS alert. The contributions can also be made through credit/debit cards from throughout the world by clicking the online collections for Supreme Court Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams Fund on the SBP's website.

Abroad Pakistanis can deposit their contributions to the fund in money, cheques, pay orders, need drafts, etc. at the Pakistani missions in the appropriate nation.

They can also make the contributions through credit/debit cards from throughout the world. The overseas Pakistanis having PKR accounts in Pakistan can also make contributions in the fund through the electronic banking facility of their particular banks.

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