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Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar has donated $10,000 to his country’s dams fund in an extraordinary charitable gesture.
Dar’s heart-warming deed comes after former Pakistan captain and current Prime Minister Imran Khan urged Pakistanis at home and abroad to donate to the fund and aid in alleviating the nation’s water shortage crisis.
The donations people make will go towards the construction of new water reservoirs, which aim to be completed within the next seven years. The aim behind this is to ensure Pakistan doesn’t endure a severe drought.
In a video posted online, Dar confirmed that he had made his donation in a bid to help his fellow countrymen.
“I have decided to contribute $10,000 for the dams fund initiative,” Dar was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council’s website. “I appreciate the efforts put in by Chief Justice of Pakistan (Mian Saqib Nisar) and government of Pakistan to construct dams in Pakistan.”
Like Imran, the 50-year-old also urged his compatriots to donate to the fund.
“This initiative is going to serve as a great benefit for us and our coming generations in the future,” he said. “I would request people in Pakistan and those living overseas to come forward and contribute funds generously for this cause.”