Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday announced that he would hold an international telethon to raise funds for flood affectees on Monday night. Assuring that PTI's "tiger force" would be activated to volunteer for relief work, Khan promised that a committee under Sania Nishtar would be set up to "identify and coordinate funds allocation based on needs."
Now, actor Humayun Saeed has tweeted a poster featuring details of Khan's telethon for flood relief and asserted that it is not the right time for a political discourse. "With hundreds of thousands of our brothers, sisters and children struggling to find shelter and food, this is no time for political discourse," wrote the London Nahi Jaungi actor.
He went to point out that "our first priority must be to come together and find ways to help them [flood affectees], whether it's through the government or any political party." Saeed stressed, "Please donate generously!"
With hundreds of thousands of our brothers, sisters & children struggling to find shelter & food, this is no time for political discourse. Our first priority must be to come together & find ways to help them whether it's through govt or any political party. Pls donate generously pic.twitter.com/n8tND3DD5I— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) August 28, 2022
The PTI chairman has been receiving flak off late for holding political gatherings amid devastation due to unprecedented floods in the country. In his announcement for the donations tetethon, Khan had shared that his movement for "real freedom" will continue alongside the flood relief work.
On Friday, Khan had expressed his inability to raise funds for flood relief efforts until an assessment of losses arrived. During his visit to the flood-hit areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, he promised the construction of 10 more dams in the province to avoid the recurrence of the devastation caused by the ongoing super deluge in the province.
Celebrities, on the other hand, have been encouraging their followers to contribute to various flood relief efforts since Friday. While Saeed tweeted out an appeal to the government to oversee the devastations caused by the natural disaster, Shehzad Roy, known for his humanitarian efforts through his non-profit organization Zindagi Trust, tweeted out about the urgent need for flood relief efforts.
Mahira Khan also reshared a post by Alkhidmat Foundation, a non-profit working on-site to assist with rescue efforts and delivery of supplies. While Armeena Khan shared links to some "amazing" and "reliable" charities working towards rehabilitating flood survivors.
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