‘Goddess of Pop’ Cher fan of PM Imran Khan since his cricket days
American singer, actress and television personality, Cher is known as the Goddess of Pop. She has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry.
Cher recently took to Twitter again and shared how grateful she was for Kavaan’s freedom. The popstar lauded PM Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry and others.
“I was a big fan of you when you played cricket Imran Khan. I always thought you seemed so kind. Thank you so much for your help. This is a dream come true,” she wrote.
She further adds, “Fawad Chaudhry, I am so grateful for your understanding and support to FTW (Free The Wild).”
Earlier, Music icon and animal rights activist Cher shared her delight after a Pakistani court ordered freedom for a lonely elephant, who had become the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by the United States singer.
“We have just heard from Pakistan High Court Kaavan is free,” the singer and animal rights campaigner said on Twitter in capital letters, adding a string of emojis and saying she felt “sick”.
‘This is one of the greatest moments of my life,” she said.
Outrage over the treatment of Kaavan at the capital's Islamabad Zoo went global several years ago with a petition garnering more than 200,000 signatures after it emerged he was being chained up.
The Islamabad High Court ordered wildlife officials to consult with Sri Lanka, where the Asian elephant came from, to find him a “suitable sanctuary” within 30 days.
“The pain and suffering of Kaavan must come to an end by relocating him to an appropriate elephant sanctuary, in or outside the country,” the court ordered, criticising the zoo for failing to meet the animal's needs for the past three decades.