Burton, MINA – Jamia Hanfia Ghausia Mosque on Princess Street in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England, is raising funds for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam on the Indus River, Pakistan.
In these eight months, the Mosque in Burton managed to collect as much as 10 thousand pounds through donations from the Burton community.
Basically, the fundraising was carried out by the Pakistani government which targeted to collect around 13.2 billion pounds to fund the Diamer-Bhasha dam.
If built, the dam will have a capacity that produces 4,500MW and 272m (892ft), which makes it the sixth highest dam in the world.
This time, the mosque in Burton is raising funds for the dam that will save many lives. The program as a token of appreciation to those who contributed was held at the mosque. The event was attended by Councillor Paul Walker, a member of the Labor Party council for Shobnall constituency.
On that occasion, Walkter said that the collection of funds was a monumental effort from the people who contributed. He claimed to be truly impressed with the way the community raised funds and united for a good cause.
“I was very happy when I was approached to attend and it was very pleasant to be present at this mosque,” Walker said, reported at Derbyshire Live on Monday, October 21.
“The dam is very much needed for the people of Pakistan, and with many people living in Burton connected to Pakistan, it shows the spirit of the people and communities in Burton,” he continued.
The Imam of the Jamia Mosque, Dr. Peerzada, revealed the severity of the water crisis in Pakistan. He said Pakistan was short of water which a basic human need. In fact, in certain remote places, there is almost no water available.
“Many people in Pakistan work in the agricultural sector and for them, it is a vital requirement, therefore, I am very impressed with how cooperative the people of Burton are,” Imam Peerzada said. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)