Boxer Amir Khan has donated £20k to Pakistan’s flood aid scheme run by former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Bolton born boxer joined Mr Khan’s three-hour telethon and donated £20k in addition to pledging a weekly donation to assist victims of Pakistan’s devasting floods.
‘Monster monsoons’ have claimed over £1000 lives to this point and broken 1 million properties as eight weeks of continuous torrents has put a lot of the nation underneath water sparking an pressing plea for assist.
Amir Khan dialled in to Mr Khan’s stay programme in addition to asserting on his social media that the Amir Khan Basis was additionally on the bottom aiding rescue missions.
Amir rang in and mentioned: “Good day Salaam, Amir Khan right here, Imran Khan bhai (brother) how are you, are you effectively?
“Imran, it’s beautiful to see that you simply’re doing nice work and I need to donate 5 million rupees now and inshallah each week we are going to hold donating 5 million rupees in direction of the wonderful work that you simply’re doing.
The unprecedented monsoon season has affected all 4 of the nation’s provinces. Floods have destroyed greater than 150 bridges and quite a few roads have been washed away, making rescue operations tough.
Imran Khan’s televised attraction raised 5 billion rupees in simply three hours for flood aid.
The federal government has deployed not less than 6,500 troopers to assist civilian authorities in rescue and aid operations throughout the nation.
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The unprecedented monsoon season has affected all 4 of the nation’s provinces.
Almost 300,000 properties have been destroyed, quite a few roads rendered impassable and electrical energy outages have been widespread, affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals.
Prime Minister Shabaz Sharif was visiting numerous flood-damaged areas within the nation’s north-west on Monday.
He has mentioned the federal government will present housing for all those that have misplaced their properties.
Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s minister of local weather change, tweeted final week Tuesday that native authorities are unable to manage on their very own and appealed on the world neighborhood to assist.
Pakistan Tv footage on Wednesday confirmed folks wading by means of waist-high water, holding their kids and carrying important objects on their heads.
Rescuers used vans and boats to evacuate folks to safer locations and meals, tents and different fundamental provides have been being dispatched to flood-affected areas.