PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s wife Reham Khan was named the official ambassador for street children by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government on Sunday, Express News reported.
The announcement was made during a conference at the Chief Minister House Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in honour of Peshawar’s street children in Peshawar. The conference, titled State Children Declaration and Roadmap, also discussed ways to protect children against all forms of violence in Peshawar and to give them their basic rights.
Reham stated that it had always been her passion to do something for children on the streets of Pakistan as they are not only the State’s responsibility but also each individual’s. She said these children are State children, not street children.
She said, according a documentary on street children, nine out of 10 children are sexually abused, while adding, “We do not need statistics to know what happens with these children.”
She also called on people not be indifferent towards this crime, terming it inhumane and socially unacceptable.
Gift from Altaf Hussain
Talking to media persons, Reham said the PTI had received an enormous reception in Karachi adding that “females from NA-246 will not let me down who will be playing a vital role in by-elections for NA-246”.
She informed that she did not receive any gift from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM); however, added that if MQM chief Altaf Hussain wanted to gift something, he should better gift it to Shaukat Khanam Hospital Peshawar or the street children.