Pakistan’s legendary top-order batsman Javed Miandad met Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday and presented the match ball of 1992 World Cup final as a donation to his dams fund.
The former cricketer met Justice Nisar at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry on Saturday, where he offered the sports memorabilia to the top judge for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
The ball has the signatures of PM Imran Khan, CJP Nisar and Miandad himself. It was gifted to the former cricketer by the world cup final’s umpire, Brian Aldrich.
Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad met Chief Justice Saqib Nisar today, presented him the ball which was used in 1992 cricket World Cup (signed by Imran Khan and himself), to be auctioned for dam fund. JM also donated 200,000pkr for the fund. pic.twitter.com/5QjKxwbh4d
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) October 27, 2018
Moreover, the former cricketer also presented a cheque of Rs200,000 for the fund as well.
In an earlier announcement, the veteran cricketer had said, “The money collected from the auction of the ball will be donated to Supreme Court of Pakistan Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund.”
The chief justice has kickstarted the initiative by donating Rs1 million for the two dams and urged all institutions and individuals to play their due role for the construction of the dams in the country.
The Supreme Court had directed authorities to immediately start construction of the two dams and appealed to the people, including overseas Pakistanis, to contribute for executing the projects.
Last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan also appealed to the countrymen, especially overseas Pakistanis, to generously contribute for building new dams.
In a brief pre-recorded address to the nation, PM Khan described the ongoing water crisis as the biggest challenge confronting the country. He warned that if new water reservoirs were not built within seven years, the country would be facing a drought-like situation.
So far, the dams fund has crossed the Rs 7 billion mark.