The damn dam fund has been all over the news ever since the Supreme Court announced it. Whether it’s because of the Chief Justice has said he would dismiss a case if the accused party would give money to the dam fund or because ‘famous international celebrities’ were allegedly making their own donations. The conversations around this have been constant, whether they are good or bad.
The outpouring of funds by Pakistanis at home and abroad is incredible.
My small contribution for dam in PM/CJ fund pic.twitter.com/bvNWy9pTSy
— Naeem Alam (@Naeem_aalam) September 8, 2018
I have done my part , and will do this every month InshAllah . Allah has given me a chance to give back to the country who has given me and my family so much ✌🏻🇵🇰 Pakistan Zindabad pic.twitter.com/zVVOoEnSPo
— Rohail Ahmed Manj (@rohailmanj) September 7, 2018
And after Prime Minister Imran Khan endorsed the dam fund, the generosity is even more visible.
I just made my contribution $1000 – God Bless IK / CJ / Pakistan. #DamFund pic.twitter.com/vu5FHesDnH
— shahnawaz adenwala (@SAdenwala) September 7, 2018
We have just raised $500,000 in 60 minutes for #DamFund 🇵🇰 @ImranKhanPTI
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) September 8, 2018
But not everyone is exactly happy with the endorsement.
BANANAS! They're going to run the country like it's Shaukat Khanum! #DonateForDams #DamFund
— Azeema Cheema (@AzeemaCheema) September 7, 2018
No doubt dams are important for economical growth and living but
my generous question is that aren't we paying taxes? isn't it the responsibility of state even after taking utility bills?
Show me any country where public donates for their basic needs#DonateForDams#DamFund
— Saeed Khan (@Saeed_Thinks) September 7, 2018
But this doesn’t stop people from all over the world from donating.
In fact, even some Indians have generously donated to the dam fund and their endearing video is getting a lot of reactions
Indians donating for #DamsFund Patwario Doob maro pic.twitter.com/2NDKGuQFNk
— Wisal Khan (@wisalbcn) September 9, 2018
These men are apparently based in Abu Dhabi and hail from India. They introduce themselves in the video. The video was apparently made by the staff of the ‘Tikka Tonight’ restaurant and the fact that they were willing to donate some of their earning to a Pakistani cause they will personally not benefit for all is incredibly sweet.
A lot of people commended the young men.
— Zubair Asif (@zubi_asif) September 9, 2018
People like these young men of wisdom will change this region and bring peace here.
— Hafsa Siddique (@Hafffsa) September 10, 2018
Mashallah , may Allah Bless them all
— iam (@RanaUsmanKhawar) September 10, 2018
But of course, some were just angry at Indians trying to help Pakistan
go to hill india this is our problem and we can salf this for our pakistan we dont need any saport from bloody india 😡😡😡
— AlOnE bOy 💔 (@sherkha64820737) September 10, 2018
Pani roktay bhi aur Chanda dete bhi Hain!!!
'Kon log ho tussi'
— Abdul Qayyum Shaikh (@mellow_aqs) September 10, 2018
Yeah yeah as if I don’t know them. When will people give up on showing off for no reasons.
— Fahad Afridi 🇵🇰 (@37gunner) September 10, 2018
The fact that these average Indian ex-pats found it in their hearts to donate to the dam fund of a country which is never on the best terms with their own homeland is kind of, very sweet.
What do you think?
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Cover Image Source: @wisalbcn via Twitter.com