Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan will take part in a telethon to raise funds for flood victims in Pakistan.
The announcement was made via Twitter by the party’s general secretary, Asad Umar, who stated that the details of the telethon will be shared later.
The announcement comes a day after the former prime minister stated, while visiting flood relief camps in DI Khan, that he is under pressure to start a fundraising campaign for the victims, but will not do so unless he is confident in how the money will be spent.
Earlier in the day, Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi called top PTI leaders to persuade party chairman Imran Khan to launch a fundraising campaign for flood victims.
Parvez Elahi called Asad Umar and Shibli Faraz and asked them to ask Imran Khan to launch a fundraising campaign for flood victims. “Floods have wreaked havoc across Pakistan, and we should put aside our differences and help the victims,” he said.
He emphasized the importance of the entire nation working together to restore roads, schools, and hospitals. “Rehabilitation of victims and provision of food and medicines are among our top priorities,” Punjab’s chief minister stated.