Pak Affairs

SBP, banks to receive donations for PM’s Special Fund for victims of terrorism

ISLAMABAD: All offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation, treasuries and branches of National Bank of Pakistan as well as other scheduled banks will receive donations for ‘Prime Minister’s Special Fund for Victims of Terrorism.’

This Fund has been set up for providing relief to the people in the wake of current situation in Dir, Swat, Bajaur and Waziristan Agency of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and to mobilize resources and render a helping hand in the relief efforts for the affected people.

Donations to the Fund will be received from both domestic and international donors. Contributions from abroad will be received at all the branches of scheduled banks where such branches exist. In other foreign countries, contributions will be received by Pakistan Missions and remitted to the State Bank of Pakistan.

Necessary instructions have been issued by SBP BSC to all its field offices to open the above-mentioned Fund account and accept donations. The SBP BSC has also advised all the scheduled commercial banks to accept donations towards the Fund. SBP BSC field offices and commercial banks have also been asked to display a ‘Notice Board’ at a conspicuous place of their branches that “DONATIONS TO PRIME MINISTER’S SPECIAL FUND FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORISM ARE ACCEPTED HERE.” NNI

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