Imran Khan bemoans coalition government for 'blocking' telethon

By: News Desk
Published: 12:48 AM, 12 Sep, 2022
Imran Khan bemoans coalition government for 'blocking' telethon
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has come down hard on the coalition government for what he called blocking the telethon for flood survivors.

Speaking during the fund-raising event, he said the federal government was doing 'political persecution' as they fear the people might give him credit for helping flood-hit people.

He said in the hour of need, political differences should be set aside for helping the countrymen who lost their dear ones, homes, belongs and awaiting help.

The former premier said during his term, his team’s strategy to overcome the coronavirus crisis won praise from the world. 

Similar steps will be taken to cope with the challenge that emerged after devastating floods across the country.

PTI chief said the country has been affected by the floods, claiming more 1,000 lives and injuring thousands. 

The calamity inflicted a big damage upon the economy, he said, stressing the need for aid for relief and rehab of flood survivors.

He said the PTI has made a comprehensive plan to help the people of Sindh and Balochistan.

He said that the country would have to construct more dams to save people from such devastation in the future.

“The sole solution to prevent the catastrophes caused by flood is to construct dams.” 

Senator Faisal Javed Khan moderated the event while Chief Ministers of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa  Parvez Elahi and Mahmood Khan, Sania Nishtar, celebrities, and other politicians joined Imran Khan’s telethon. Imran Khan is the only leader trusted by Pakistanis across the world, the PTI leaders said, claiming that more than five billion rupees were collected in just three hours.

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan also joined the telethon and announced Rs5 million for flood victims. Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, who attended PTI’s live telethon transmission, announced Rs30 million for flood affectees. The overseas Pakistanis participated in the telethon and spoke directly to Imran Khan via telephonic calls to offer their donations for the flood-hit victims.