Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), raised Rs. 5 billion for flood victims in Pakistan during a three-hour international telethon on Monday.
He was accompanied by a number of celebrities and politicians, including the Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the Chief Minister (CM) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Mahmood Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, and Sania Nishtar, the former Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Social Protection.
Senator Faisal Javed Khan moderated the event, stating that the former Prime Minister raised more than Rs. 5 billion during a three-hour telethon for flood victims.
During the telethon, renowned British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan announced a Rs. 5 million donations, and PM Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Ilyas Khan, also contributed Rs. 30 million.
According to the former Prime Minister, monsoon-induced floods have affected the entire country and killed over 1,000 people, with damages expected to exceed Rs. 1,000 billion.
Despite being charged in 18 cases, including terror charges, he stated that he will work with the federal government and the government of Sindh to assist as many flood victims as possible.
Khan suggested that more dams be built to protect people from future disasters.
“The only solution to preventing flood-related disasters is to build dams,” he added.