Amir Khan inaugurates potable water facility | Pakistan Today

Amir Khan inaugurates potable water facility

Pakistani-origin British boxer Amir Khan has inaugurated a potable water supplying facility and announced construction of a healthcare facility for the residents of drought-hit area.

Khan visited Tharparkar along with his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, where they were welcomed by the locals. According to Additional Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Hussain Baloch, the Bolton star had promised the government of support in its efforts to better lives of those living in Tharparkar.

While talking to the media, Khan appreciated the provincial government’s efforts to provide as many facilities to Tharis as possible in the budget given by the federal government. He urged international organisations to take notice of almost 433 lives that were lost this year to drought, malnutrition and outbreak of disease.

The district health officer has said that around 63,500 children were brought to around six health facilities and only 6,353 were treated there. Explaining the water facilities provided by the Amir Khan Foundation, Khan said the Tharis had to walk at least three kilometres for water and they are vulnerable to snake bites, which if they encounter, would not make it to the hospital in time. The foundation has built water tanks for them that have the capacity to provide clean drinking water to at least 800 people.

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  1. Riaz Ahmad said:

    Amir Khan, a young British kid has delivered a slap in the ugly fat face of a predatory government by providing water, a basic and extremely vital life sustaining necessity to desperate people living a meager life under the excruciating yoke of dire desert poverty. Long live Amir and long live his home town of Bolton. There are plenty of rich people in Pakistan, no one had the kindness of heart, a duty to the teachings of their religion or humane feelings to come to the aid of such desperately poor people, I say shame to them with out hesitation. What use does it serves to construct mosques in every nook and corner when fellow Muslims have no food and no water to drink. I cannot speak for god, but based on his qualities of kindness, justice and care for the poor, he would certainly prefer money going to his poor people first rather than mosques.

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