This is the Breakdown of Donations Towards Diamer Bhasha & Mohmand Dam Fund

Following the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Saqib Nisar’s order to start the construction of Diamer-Basha and Mohmand dams in the fiscal year 2018-19, a bank account titled ‘Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund-2018’ was set up by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to collect donations from people living in Pakistan and abroad.

Huge donations have been made by Pakistanis, including the armed forces, CJP, Chairman Senate, Malik Riaz, Shahid Afridi and a number of celebrities to name a few.

The overall donations collected as of 31 July 2018 stood at Rs. 507 million (507,646,926). Within a couple weeks, Pakistanis have donated huge sums of money to help in the construction of a dam which is the need of the hour as a water crisis looms over the country. With reports suggesting that Pakistan may run out of the water by 2025, Pakistanis have taken on the challenge of proving the world wrong.

Diamer Bhasha Donations Graph

The total cost of the Diamer-Basha Dam is estimated to be around Rs 1,450 billion.

SBP has released the day-wise data for the donations collected till 30th July 2018. People of Pakistan have donated generously, putting their trust in CJP to use their donations for the national cause. Here is how the daily contributions stack up:

Date Donations (Rs)
06 July 1,201,150
09 July 1,346,261
10 July 5,374,636
11 July 26,865,970
12 July 30,204,440.89
13 July 26,143,838.44
16 July 34,295,141.07
17 July 60,432,101.02
18 July 40,096,370.19
19 July 33,263,354.15
20 July 17,526,149.31
23 July 25,549,929.59
24 July 31,850,931.56
26 July 36,66,418.19
27 July 11,390,307
30 July 59,438,771.22
Total 441.645 million

Note: These numbers show the donations til 30th July while the overall donations listed above the table are the latest numbers.

For a complete list of donors along with the amount donated and bank donated from, follow this link.

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  • So who took out funds from account on the 13th of July? Seems to be a swap b/w 12th and 13th July data. No proof reading haan

    • It’s a day wise distribution, not a cumulative one.

      We’ve even mentioned it in the article: “SBP has released the day-wise data for the donations collected till 30th July 2018.”

  • “The total cost of the Diamer-Basha Dam is estimated to be around Rs 1,450 billion.”
    Is this true? Dams are some of the most expensive projects. On Wiki, it says the estimated cost of Diamer Bhasha Dam is $12.6 Billion.

    • it’s important to note that the dam will cost in $s. So the currency fluctuations will affect the actual cost in Rs. Pakistani are donating in Rs.

    • Dont start criticizing everything. I know these donations is not helpful in the least way. But it’s still a good initiative to realize we have a huge problem ahead & people care about dams. And this money will surely be used for dam.

      • When the time comes if it comes much of the money might have lined a few pockets. The prime minister is a fresh face in politics and he gives hope but the people still live by the old rules of entitlement and it will a feat if there is any money left to build a dam.
        In a country where politicians and other rich people don’t pay taxes, that might be a place to start. I read somewhere that only about 10% of politicians pay tax.
        Many of these politicians are much richer than those of European countries that send aid to Pakistan.

  • Pakistan population 0.21 Billion
    Dam cost 1450 Billion
    cost per person= 1450/0.21 = Rs 6905
    so if every citizen of pakistan give Rs 6905 than it will achieve the target

    • Oh bhai … Jo log mulk ka paisa chura k bahar le gaye or unper jurm sabit bhi hogaya unko jail bhi hogaye to unse sara paisa nikalwa k q nahi lagatay is DAM ko bana ne mai . aam admi ki q maar rahay ho woh to pehlay he mara hua hay. Saray lutairon se paisay nikalwa k lagao aisay 10 DAM aram se bn jayengay

      • ye waise main batana chah rahata kai awam k donations sai dam nahe bantai. Dam banai k liye aapko international Financer se fund lina pharta hain aur dosra y k dam banana adliya ka kkam nahe hain. jis tarha WAPDA ka kam logo ku insaf dena nahe hain

  • Dam can be constructed with public donations. We don’t need 1450 billion to start the project, rather this amount would be used in 5 to 10 years of project time. Aside from his politics, if someone trustful like imran calls and follows for donations, there would be lot more collection.

  • Propakistani should have a counter on their site showing the total collected so far. I believe it is now at Rs 0.812Billion in 1 month

  • If there are 8 million oversea Pakistani and out of these only 3 million donate $1000 then we can collect 300 Billion while till to date in SBP donations there are around 2 billion in account. It can be done from our own resources in a span of 2 years….

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