Ever since Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to the nation for donations to the dams fund set up by the Supreme Court, resident and overseas Pakistanis have responded overwhelmingly to the national cause raising the amount to nearly Rs2 billion.
With the share of overseas Pakistanis in the overall donation collection being remarkable, it is being speculated that Pakistani-American billionaire businessman and philanthropist Shahid Khan has announced donating $1 billion for the construction of dams in Pakistan.
The assumptions started making rounds over the internet after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed reportedly told PM Khan that a Pakistani-American was willing to donate 1 billion USD.
Although there hasn’t been any confirmation from the Fulham Football Club owner himself, social media is flooding with reactions to the buzz.
Shahid khan’s net worth is 7.5b USD.
I doubt if he’s gonna donate 1b USD out of it for dam fund 😐 pic.twitter.com/7kc9bmog1P
— Sohaib Ahmed (@sohaiby) September 8, 2018
— PM Kaptan (@Lalika79) September 8, 2018
— The Flash⚡®🇵🇰 (@HasanAhmedSays) September 8, 2018
No authentic news of Pakistani Businessman & owner of Fulham FC Shahid Khan donating $1 Billion for DAM Fund. Rumors are everywhere in social media.
— umair aziz (@iumairaziz) September 8, 2018
it is reported, Shahid Khan the Jaguars owner USA ,announces donation of one Billion dollars towards Dam fund on appeal of Imran Khan @ImranKhanPTI
Love of we overseas Pakistanis for country and Imran Khan cant be explained in words @JahangirKTareen @FaisalJavedKhan pic.twitter.com/2IxSlW2Ftl
— Aurangzeb Niazi (@aurangzebniazi) September 8, 2018
Meanwhile, a user also tweeted Shahid’s son, asking if the speculations had any truth to them.
@TonyKhan Is Mr. Shahid Khan going to donate $1 Billion in Pakistan’s Prime Minister Dam Fund? Is there any truth in this news or just a rumor? Kindly clarify 🙂
— Ubair Khan (@ubairkhaan) September 8, 2018
It merits a mention here that expatriates from the United States (US) have contributed the highest amount of Rs5.72 million for the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund.
Pakistanis living in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have donated amounts of Rs4.19 million and Rs4.13 million, respectively, while donations from Canada and France stand at more than one million each.