“I want to help the government of Pakistan."
British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has announced his decision to donate a generous Rs 40m to Pakistan’s COVID-19 Fund.
His donation is aimed to help with the welfare of the poor during the nationwide lockdown in Pakistan.
The generous donation will help with food and necessary items for the less fortunate. He said:
“Amir Khan Foundation will make sure to distribute ration and other necessary things among the poor.”
Alongside the donation, Amir Khan has also offered his boxing academy in Islamabad which can be used as a quarantine centre.
The Amir Khan Boxing Academy was inaugurated in Islamabad to help train the youth in the country.
During the inauguration of the academy, Amir Khan spoke to the media about why he invested in the academy. He said:
“Pakistan is a great country. I really believe in the immense talent that we have here. That’s why I have opened this academy.
“I produced amateur national champions, gold medallists, European and world champions in UK and the same I want to do in Pakistan.”
Now, the former two-time welterweight champion has revealed that the gymnasium in his boxing academy will be perfect for quarantined patients. He said:
“I want to help the government of Pakistan as they assist the patients affected by coronavirus.”
Amir has not only lent a helping hand to Pakistan. Recently, the boxer also offered his wedding venue to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
Amir Khan declared he is ready to hand over the keys to his 5,600-square-metre wedding venue over the growing shortage of beds in his hometown Bolton.
Amir took to Twitter to announce his decision. He said:
“I am prepared to give my 60,000-square foot-four story building which is due to be a wedding hall and retail outlet to the @NHSuk to help people affected by the coronavirus. Pls (please) keep safe.”
Alongside Amir Khan, other sportsmen have also donated to help with the fight against the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The Premier League team Chelsea also agreed to provide free accommodation to NHS staff in the club’s Stamford Bridge Stadium.
While former Manchester United players Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have also provided health workers with free access to their Manchester hotels.
As well as sportsmen, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar also donated Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARE Fund in India.
Undoubtedly, Amir Khan’s donation will act as a major helping hand to Pakistan’s COVID-19 Fund.