The perpetual coronavirus pandemic substantiates its move, by infecting everyone in its path. With the economic meltdown, the poverty-stricken are now dependent on the fortunate to provide them with ration and food. In the fight against this deadly pandemic, international celebrities urge all Pakistanis to donate generously in the COVID-19 Relief Fund.
At this time, the coronavirus pandemic has caused more than 5,000 infections, moreover, resulting in 96 deaths, in Pakistan.
Message for all citizens
In light of the ongoing events, the economic meltdown has certainly been a provocation of distress for the less-privileged. In such times, many organizations, including Muslims and non-Muslims volunteers have been donating endlessly.
International cricketer Darren Sammy, the Peshawar Zalmi powerhouse, recently tweeted for the same cause. Importantly, the videos being posted by celebrities aim to create an awareness for all Pakistanis living in the country or overseas, understanding the gravity of the situation.
Owing to the cause, the celebrities have been urging all Pakistani citizens to donate to the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Corona Relief Fund. Not only will this help a poor feed his/her family, but also aid Pakistan in its combat against the deadly virus, collectively.
Here are some of the tweets.
PM @ImranKhanPTI leading from the front…help him out by donating towards PM’s Covid Relief Fund at https://t.co/nXFe9h9WcQ
We are our brothers keeper let’s help each other. #Pakistanis4Pakistanis pic.twitter.com/7dR5aixgZV
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) April 13, 2020
“Your pm has put in place a corona relief fund to help the people of Pakistan. And I am asking you to donate generously. This will go a long way in helping Pakistan survive this coronavirus pandemic. It is time for us to be our brother’s keeper. Undoubtedly, your contribution could go a long way in helping Pakistan conquer this situation. And help so many people survive in this trying time,” Darren said.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 13, 2020
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 13, 2020
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) April 13, 2020
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) April 13, 2020
Pakistanis for Pakistanis
Moreover, former cricketer, Shahid Afridi too launched his campaign to help the poor amidst the lockdown crisis. For that, he initiated a challenge, nominating two international and one local cricketer. All they have to do is to record a video with a tip on staying safe. Subsequently, cricketers from everywhere including India voiced their support for the cause.
Here’s what Boom Boom had to say about the coronavirus challenge.
Global chairman @SAFoundationN Mr. @SAfridiOfficial nominates Mr. @iamamirofficial , Mr. @harbhajan_singh and Mr. @CJordan for #DonateKaroNa Challenge to tackle #Covid19 pandemic, support the needy & ensuring #HopeNotOut for all! #Stayhometosavelives & #DonateKaroNa to the cause pic.twitter.com/cO2FvADhW2
— Shahid Afridi Foundation (@SAFoundationN) March 28, 2020
Firstly, Shahid Afridi nominated Pakistani cricketer Muhammad Amir, India’s Harbhajan Singh, and English all-rounder Chris Jordan to take up the challenge.
Following, Afghanistan’s Rashid Ali, Babar Azam, and Australian journalist Dennis Freedman also dropped by in support of the campaign. Celebrities from Pakistan’s entertainment industry also tweeted videos of themselves, imparting light on the noble cause.
Here are some of the tweets.
Our Overseas Pakistanis have never let us down. Your country once again needs you in these difficult times. Please come forward and support the PM's COVID-19 Appeal. Every bit counts . Please click on the link below
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) April 13, 2020
We MUST think and care for the poor. There are roughly 5 crore people that will need our help with food. Donate generously. “Empathy” is key to facing this challenge and coming out of it. #coronaPakistan #DailyWagers #charity #donations #COVID2019 #Covid_19 #Pakistanis4Pakistanis https://t.co/V9HHuNaUiU
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) April 13, 2020
An appeal to overseas Pakistanis & members of the diaspora to donate to the PM’s covid relief fund. 25% of our population is under the poverty line & are most vulnerable to illness & starvation. Even a few dollars will go a long way in saving lives. https://t.co/s62n4MjzbM pic.twitter.com/MWW6SsImyE
— adnanmalik (@adnanmalik) April 13, 2020