World-renowned star, Shahid Afridi, has donated Rs. 100 million for the construction of a hospital in Thar on Wednesday.
Ever since his retirement from cricket, Afridi has shown his passion for philanthropy. To formalize his efforts for the betterment of the society and country, Afridi made a foundation in his own name.
So far, a lot of good work has been done through Afridi’s foundation, however, nothing really comes close to his gesture shown on Wednesday.
Afridi attended an event organized by a housing scheme at Sehryo for the affected people of Thar Coalfield at Block-II in Sehryo village, where chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was the chief guest.
Syed Murad Ali Shah, who is the current chief minister of Sindh, was also present at the occasion.
Following the speeches of Bilawal and Murad Shah, Afridi was also handed the mic where he added a few words.
I congratulated Bilawal and Murad sahab for the construction of the Thar airport. A number of advancements have been made in Thar and I want to do my part in helping the people of Thar.
He then went on to disclose news about his generous donation made for the construction of a hospital, since there are not many in Thar region.
A check of Rs. 100 million was presented to CM Murad, Executive Director NICVD Dr Nadeem Qamar and SECMC Shamsuddin Shaikh.
In the concluding remarks of his speech, Afridi said “now children of Thar would play cricket. I will play [cricket] with you.”