ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran khan held the first phase of the International Telethon and collected more than Rs5 billion in 3 hours. The telethon was initiated to collect funds for flood affectees in Pakistan.
According to the details, Pakistanis from around the world are taking part in this International telethon to assist the people who were hit by floods during this monsoon season. The telethon is being hosted by Senator Faisal Javed of PTI and anchor Aftab Iqbal. Donations from overseas and within Pakistan can be made by calling +92 42 38872222.
Chairman Imran Khan appointed Dr. Sania Nishtar to lead the committee responsible for distributing the funds among flood victims. So be rest assured that the distribution of funds is well-taken care of, says the PTI Islamabad Twitter handle.
The telethon was also attended by Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Barrister Khursheed, and former ministers Murad Saeed, Sania Nishtar, and Malik Amin Aslam.
During the telethon transmission, a caller from the United States (US) Javed Anwar, who is a Pakistani-American Business donated $1 Million (Rs220 Million) for this noble cause. He asked Pakistani immigrants to help those fighting for their homeland. He stated that Pakistanis who have migrated to the United States have tremendous riches and it is their job to assist.
Imran Khan was grateful for the wonderful donations. He stated that it is not foreign finance, but rather the affection that Pakistanis have for their homeland.
A citizen from Karachi donated Rs 70 million to the flood affectees funds in the international telethon and mentioned that He does not want to share his name and the panel may just call him “Allah ka banda”.
Salman Iqbal, chairman of ARY News, pledged an Rs30 million donation to the cause. Imran Khan praised him and decried the government’s plan to silence and stifle their voices. other prominent celebrities, Journalists, politicians, businessmen, and former National sports players also donated to this noble cause.