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Boxer Amir Khan donates 30,000 pounds shorts to Peshawar school

LONDON: Boxer Amir Khan will donate a pair of 30,000 pounds ($47,007) shorts to the Peshawar school in Pakistan where 132 children were killed by Taliban gunmen earlier this week. Khan wore the shorts, featuring a waistband made from 24-carat gold thread, in a unanimous points victory over American Devon Alexander in Las Vegas which…

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December 18, 2014


'Avatar' director donates dive craft, says 3D movie due in fall

GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA: Film director James Cameron is donating the Deepsea Challenger craft he used to make a record-setting solo dive a year ago to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to speed research into the deepest parts of the world's oceans.Cameron, who is focused now on pre-production for the sequels to his blockbuster movie “Avatar,” said…

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March 26, 2013


Zuckerberg donates $500 million for health, education

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is donating half a billion dollars in Facebook stock to a Silicon Valley charity, his second major donation since committing to giving away most of his wealth.The 28-year old co-founder of the world's largest online social network said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that he would…

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December 19, 2012


Angelina Jolie donates $100,000 to Syrian refugees

GENEVA: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has donated $100,000 to aid Syrian refugees, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday.The Oscar-winning actress is a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and made the donation on World Refugee Day.In a statement marking the occasion Jolie said the solutions to the world's growing…

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June 20, 2012


Sallu donates Rs.80 mln to cancer patient Yuvraj

Staff ReportMUMBAI: Indian film ace Salman Khan, popularly known as Sallu among Bollywood circles, has proved to be a ‘friend indeed’ as he donated 8 crore Indian rupees to cancer patient Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh who is under treatment in London for last two months, reports SAMAA. According to Indian media, Salman Khan known as…

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March 14, 2012


Sri Lanka donates eyes to the world

COLOMBO: At 10:25 a.m., a dark brown eye was removed from a man whose lids had closed for the last time. Five hours later, the orb was staring up at the ceiling from a stainless steel tray in an operating room with two blind patients — both waiting to give it a second life.S.P.D. Siriwardana,…

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January 22, 2012


Pak girl donates for Turkey quake victims

A minor Pakistani girl donated her pocket money for the victims of Turkey’s earthquake on country’s 88th Independence Day. Faraz Haider reports the event.

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November 19, 2011


USAID donates 10 incubators

US Consul General in Karachi handed over 10 incubators (machine used to maintain temperature for chicks or premature infants) to Sindh health department.

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November 11, 2011


Police donates blood to save dacoit in Lahore

Staff ReportLAHORE: Setting a great example of humane sympathy, Lahore police on Wednesday rescued life of a dacoit by donating blood after the former’s associate shot injured the latter amid a robbery bid, SAMAA reported.Police sources told SAMAA, seeing police approach during a robbery, a dacoit opened fire at officials but the bullets hit his…

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April 20, 2011


Jolie donates 100,000 dollars to aid Pakistan

PARIS: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, in Europe to promote her spy thriller 'Salt', has handed 100,000 dollars (78,000 euros) to help refugees from Pakistan's floods, UN sources told AFP. A crowd of 1,000 fans engulfed the 34-year-old actress, who is also a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, when she stepped out…

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August 19, 2010


Zardari donates blood on BB's birthday

Staff Report LARKANA: President Asif Ali Zardari has donated his blood on Monday on the occasion of 57th birthday of his slain wife and first Pakistani woman prime minister, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed. Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, President Zardari's closed friends and the Federal Advisor for Petroleum, Asim, were also available on the occasion. The blood donations…

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June 21, 2010


Obama donates $1.4 m Nobel check

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will give his 1.4 million dollar reward for winning the Nobel Peace Prize to charity, a US official said Friday. No decision has yet been taken on exactly which organizations will benefit, the official said. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said earlier Friday that Obama would accept the Nobel prize…

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October 9, 2009


NED University donates Rs 500,000 for Swat and Malakand IDPs

Karachi's NED University donates Rs.500,000 for Swat and Malakand IDPs. WATCH SAMAA'S ABDUR RAHMAN TALK ABOUT JALOZAI CAMP WHERE THE AID IS DESTINED.

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May 19, 2009


Army donates day’s salary for Swat victims

Staff Report RAWALPINDI: The armed forces of Pakistan have donated one day’s salary to the Prime Minister's Fund for the rehabilitation of the displaced people of Swat. According to a official statement issued on Saturday from the Joint Staff Headquarters, all the staff of the armed forces, including the Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force and…

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May 9, 2009


King Abdullah donates $1 BN for Gaza reconstruction

KUWAIT CITY: Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Monday announced the donation of $1 billion dollars for the reconstruction of Gaza and called for putting an end to Arab differences. “On behalf of the Saudi people, I declare the donation of one billion dollars for programmes to rebuild Gaza,” the Saudi monarch said at the…

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January 19, 2009


France donates 100,000 euros for displaced Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: The Government of France has donated 100,000 euros ($147,299) towards the U.N. refugee agency's operation for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province. Tens of thousands of people have been uprooted by the unrest in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas since August, says a press release here on Saturday. This includes…

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December 6, 2008


ICI donates Rs.2 MN for Balochistan earthquake victims

ISLAMABAD: ICI Pakistan Limited has donated Rs two million for victims of earthquake in Balochistan province. In this connection, senior vice president of ICI, Pervaiz A Khan presented a cheque of Rs two million to Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Farooq Ahmad Khan at his office here on Thursday. Talking to…

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November 20, 2008


PAF donates cheque of Rs.19.7 mln to quake-hit Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force donated one day salary of its employees to the earthquake victims Fund of Balochistan. Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Administration) Pakistan Air Force Air Vice Marshal Waseem ud Din presented a cheque amounting to Rs 19.7 Million to the Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raeesani in a simple ceremony…

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November 15, 2008


Sweden donates over $377,000 to support displaced in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The government of Sweden has contributed SEK 2,500,000 (US$377,643.50) to support UNHCR's operation within the U.N. Humanitarian Response Plan for Pakistan 2008. The more than US$ 377,000 donation will go towards the protection, shelter and camp management segments of the UN refugee agency's operations supporting the needs of the Internally Displaced People (IDP) in…

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November 6, 2008


Islamic Relief Fund of Malaysia donates 3 tons of food items for quake affectees

ISLAMABAD: Islamic Relief Fund of Malaysia has donated three tons of food items for the victims of earthquake that hit Pakistan's south western parts. According to a statement issued by the High Commission for Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur, the High Commission is receiving overwhelming response from Malaysian people and organizations who wish to donate in…

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November 4, 2008


Korea donates $ 0.1 mln for quake victims

ISLAMABAD: Korean government has pledged US$ 100,000 relief assistance to lessen the misery of earthquake victims in Balochistan province. The aid package includes tents, blankets and other essential commodities, which are urgently needed for people in Ziarat, Pishin and other calamity hit areas during the severe cold weather, says a press note issued by Korean…

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October 31, 2008