2018 – Fund Raising Event for Diamer Bhasha & Mohmand Dam Appeals
In support of appeals made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan & Chief Justice of Pakistan, Raja Saqib Nessar, Pakistan Club organised a fundraiser to collect funds for Dianer Bhasha & Mohmand Dams. The British Pakistani community from Yorkshire came together to donate for the good cause & over £143,000 was pledged on the day. The event, attended by over 560 guests enjoyed entertainment by famous stand-up comedian, Jeff Mirza. The guest list included Bradford west MP, Naz Shah, Bradford Lord Mayor Cllr Zafar Ali Awan, Counsel General of Pakistan Mr Ahmed Ali Amjad and famous business personalities. Messages from Chief Minister Punjab Chowdhury Sarwar & Advisor to PM of Pakistan, Zulfi Bukhari were also televised who applauded the efforts of Pakistan Club & generous nature of overseas Pakistanis. Various visuals of ‘Emerging Pakistan’ and message from the Prime Minister of Pakistan were also played.
The guests enjoyed excellent cuisine served by My Lahore along with good company of families of the Pakistan Club directors.
The speakers enlightened guests with the dire need of building dams in Pakistan to overcome shortage of water reserves, scarcity of electricity & boost economy of Pakistan. The event was a huge success raising over &143,000 for the purpose.