Pakistanis in South Africa gear up for dams fund raising

CENTURION, South Africa: The Senator Faisal Javed along with Pakistan Cricket Team will be attending the SC/PM Diamer Basha & Mohmand Dams Fund Raiser to be held by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) South Africa Chapter on February 4 in Centurion, Pretoria.

The PTI South Africa president Zahid Afzal has finished all the preparations for holding the event.

The signed bat and ball by Prime Minister Imran Khan will also be auctioned at the event.

The event will be featuring Pakistan Captain Shoaib Malik along with Mohammad Hafeez, Shahdab Khan, Hasan Ali, Imam ul Haq, Usman Shinwari and others.Pakistanis in South Africa gear up for dams fund raising

In his remarks, Senator Faisal Javed said that so far the response on the call of Supreme Court and Prime Minister has been tremendous.

Faisal Javed said that overseas Pakistanis are a great asset of our country and their contribution towards the dam fund is phenomenal. He said that this passion of Pakistanis ensures we will be able to solve water crises in Pakistan.

Senator Faisal Javed said that Pakistan desperately needs large dams. He said that we have not built any large dam in Pakistan for past 40 plus years. He said that our storage capacity is only for one month against the minimum requirement of four months and due to this Pakistan dumps water worth $22 billion into the sea every year.

Furthermore, he said that how unfortunate is this that previous governments never paid attention to this huge water crises where our per capita surface water availability of over 5,000 cubic metres per year in 1947 have come down to around 1,000 cubic metres today. He said that there is a great deal of sense of realization among all Pakistanis and the way they are contributing towards the dam fund is commendable.

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