RAWALPINDI: The Pakistani army has denied that any account is set up by the armed forces to receive donations for flood relief operations.
Inter-Services Public Relations issued a statement amid reports that a bank account has been opened by the army to raise funds to help flood victims. He said there was only one federal government account for the flood relief donations already announced by the government of Pakistan.
He categorically stated that there was no separate Pakistan Army account for flood relief donations. He said some fake accounts were attributed to the military for relief donations to flood victims. He warned that all these accounts are fake and asked the public to be aware of these fake calls.
The federal government had announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to support those affected by the unprecedented floods in the country.
The State Bank of Pakistan established the “Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund” on the advice of the Federal Government and asked banks to publicize the fund.
The central bank has announced that donations can be made in cash or cross checks at all bank branches in Pakistan and digitally through IBFT or RAAST.
He said Roshan digital account holders can donate by clicking on the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund icon on the Roshan Samaji Khidmat page of their RDA bank.
He further said that Pakistanis abroad can also donate by bank transfer or through money transfer operators/exchange companies in their country of residence. The SBP also advised banks to raise funds and help donors to donate.
The Sindh government has set up the “Sindh Flood Relief Fund” to collect donations for the victims of the floods that devastated the province.
How you can donate:
The fund account name is Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund Account 2022. However, donors are required to obtain the account number and IBAN from their respective banks before donating to the fund.