LONDON: British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has announced to provide food for 10,000 families in Pakistan as daily wagers are unable to make a living because of lockdown amid coronavirus fear.
In a post on his Instagram account, Amir Khan said he was going to give out food to the people of pakistan. “10,000 families will receive the aid.”
While, in a Twitter post with a video showing hundreds of ration packets being aligned at a boxing training centre, he wrote, “Seeing everyone suffer in Pakistan with food shortage due to the corona virus I have made bags which contain rice, flour, daal, chick peas, juices, water, powder milk, bars of soap. I would like to thank the Pakistan Army for helping us distributing the bags.”
The world champion boxer said the army had always supported him. “They will help distributing the aid.”
He said he spoke to Federal Minister Inter Provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza and she had assured to attend the distribution ceremony.
In a separate post, he said The Amir Khan Foundation and WBC Cares will feed more than 10,000 families in Pakistan.
The bags will be distributed on Wednesday (today) from Amir Khan boxing hall in Islamabad. “Over 5,000 bags will be given out to those in need (in the first phase.”