Aleem Dar
Aleem Dar (Getty Images)

ICC Elite panel umpire Aleem Dar has announced he is going to donate USD 10,000 towards Pakistan dam fund after newly elected Prime Minister and legendary allrounder Imran Khan pleaded with his fellow citizens to contribute to help resolving the country’s water crisis.

In a video posted on Twitter, Dar expressed his intent thanking the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the government for their efforts.

“From my side, I have decided to contribute $10,000 for the dams fund initiative. I appreciate the efforts put in by Chief Justice of Pakistan [Mian Saqib Nisar] and government of Pakistan to construct dams. Hopefully, it will be a great gift to our upcoming generations,” he said in the video.

He also requested every Pakistani citizen living home or abroad to donate generously to the cause. “I would request people in Pakistan and those living overseas to come forward and contribute funds as generously as possible for this cause.”

The initiative has been taken towards construction of water reservoirs in the coming seven years to prevent serious drought.

Watch the video below