Jemima, brother Ben raise more than £150,000 for Pakistan’s flood victims

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Former wife of PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Jemima Goldsmith and her brother Ben Goldsmith have raised more than £150,000 for Pakistan flood victims.

The siblings generated money in support of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund’s (UNICEF) Pakistan Floods Appeal and the Pakistan Environment Trust. The raising of funds came at a charity dinner in central London last night where more than 100 high-profile leading Pakistani and Indian personalities were present.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, novelist Fatima Bhutto, British presenters Noreen Khan and Sam Naz, Overseas Investment Advisor for Pakistan Zeeshan Shah and former UK high commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson were prominent among the guests.

Speaking on the occasion, Jemima, who is also a UNICEF ambassador and English TV and film producer and writer said, “The Pakistan floods have been on such a devastating scale that it’s difficult to comprehend, with 33 million people affected and over 7.9 million people displaced.

Jemima said she was helping to raise vital funds to support the children and families affected by this catastrophe. “The Pakistan Environment Trust, founded by my brother Ben, is working to combat climate change in a country that faces some of the most challenging effects of the global environmental crisis,” she added. The total amount raised at the event will support UNICEF’s Pakistan Floods Appeal, as well as, the Pakistan Environment Trust, Jemima said.—NNI