Mithi—The world famous Pakistani origin boxer from England Amir Khan during his visit to drought-hit Thar along with his wife Ms. Faryal Makhdoom Khan on Thursday said he was shocked and felt painful when he had heard of the unabated deaths of the kids in the desert due to the malnutrition and the outbreak of the diseases.
Mr. Khan vowed to make all out efforts to provide the clean drinking water in every village of the desert to avoid more fatalities among the children and the pregnant women adding he urged Tharis to send their children to schools. He said that Amir Khan Foundation would raise more funds to give more facilities to Tharis.
Mr. Khan observed that Tharis were most peaceful and patriotic and their hospitality is unmatched despite living under very miserable conditions. Amir Khan told that Thar is the most beautiful desert in world and so there was dire need that every Pakistani should come forward to help Tharis in their difficult times. He said he wished to provide healthcare facilities to every inhabitants of the desert from his foundation.
He also urged government to make more sincere and concerted efforts to mitigate the unending miseries of Tharis and give them much more facilities of healthcare, education, drinking water and education, which he observed was their basic right of every citizen. Amir Khan maintained that he had read more about the region but was happy to be there among Tharis, who said besides facing the droughts and leading the different lives but were very simple and peaceful people adding promised to go there again and again to help them.
He appealed the international agencies to help Tharis so that they live happy and healthy life. He said that it was painful to see that kids were dying of hunger and malnutrition. He told that he would request his fans and friends to visit this area to see the rich culture and the historical places and help the local people. Mr. Amir Khan also praised the government for its efforts to give maximum facilities in the area adding he observed there was lot to be done.
Mr. Amir Khan along with wife also visited village Jurito Bheel near Islamkot town where he donated water pump, solar system and announced to build the modern hospital for the village with modern facilities. He said that water pump would cater to the need of safe drinking water of around eight hundred people, who earlier were forced to fetch water by traveling 3 km off their village.
He observed that there was need to save Tharis from snakebite adding he said his foundation wished more such plans to help for Tharis. Hundreds of the villagers gathered at the village to meet the legend boxer on his arrival in their village. The village children sung the local folk songs to accord the warm welcome to the boxer when he arrived to inaugurate the water pump.