ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan held a live telethon to raise funds from within the country and overseas Pakistanis for the flood victims.
PTI Senator Faisal Javed is hosting the telethon. Chief ministers of Punjab and Kyhber-Pakhtunkhwa — Perviaz Elahi and Mahmood Khan — and former premier’s ex-assistant on social protection Sania Nishtar were also present on the occasion.
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Speaking during Live Telethon, the PTI chief said entire Pakistan had been affected by the floods generated by back-to-back monsoon rains. He said more than 1000 people died due to devastating floods and the damages are expected to cross Rs1,000 billion.
He said that the country would have to construct more dams to save people from such devastation in future. “The sole solution to prevent the catastrophes caused by flood is to construct dams.”
British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan joined the telethon and announced Rs5 million for flood victims. Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, who attended PTI’s live telethon transmission, announced Rs30 million for flood affectees.