Pakistan news June 27, 2014

Afridi to stage charity T20 match


Shahid Afridi has said that he is planning a Twenty20 match to raise money for the almost half a million people displaced by a military operation in Pakistan's northwest region.

"I am in talks with the authorities and will soon announce a Twenty20 match in Lahore to raise funds," he told reporters at the launch of his charity foundation. "I want to return to my country what it has given me, with an aim to serve my people."

Afridi said the foundation had set up a 16-bed maternity hospital in the remote Tangi Banda village, which is located in the northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The hospital, named after Afridi's father Fazlur Rehman, was paid for by Afridi who said he had been inspired by former Pakistan captain Imran Khan who runs a cancer hospital in Lahore through charity.

Afridi added that his foundation would also work on education and sports to turn youngsters away from the path of extremism. "The youth in remote areas have no education," he said. "If we educate them then they can be more helpful for the country."

Afridi said he would spare more time for his foundation after the 2015 World Cup.

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  • Android on July 10, 2014, 20:10 GMT

    well done lala

  • Android on July 3, 2014, 7:39 GMT

    goog lala I pray for you

  • Android on June 30, 2014, 19:48 GMT

    that's what u should do after retiring from cricket. May Allah Succeed U in your aim! Ameen!!

  • Dummy4 on June 29, 2014, 17:03 GMT

    lala you are like a real hero of Pakistan ,, love yu lala

  • Dummy4 on June 29, 2014, 11:06 GMT

    Good initiative. Retire asap and do some charitable work. It will be bigger service for Pak then what Afridi is doing currently.

  • Dummy4 on June 28, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    a very impressive step by Shahid Khan Afridi. Every sportsman (especially who signed central contract of PCB & playing country cricket outside) should also do such activities and donate to the foundation....Afridi have larger fan following all over the world and his personality further confirms that every single penny of his foundation must reach the needy! waiting for official website or bank account details of the foundation for donations etc............

  • Dummy4 on June 28, 2014, 8:38 GMT

    such a great initiative from a great human being..:he is a real role of model for the whole country as in the current Scenario the whole nation is in strange mode: he is like great IK who is also very keen to serve society in various ways: we just hope he will continue his struggle::as far as his cricket is concerned He is a real Legend no matter what his critics says he always something special in his game which has probably no parallels in world cricket luv u LALA

  • Dummy4 on June 28, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    Good Mind Always use for Good Work .... Lala U have Good Mind And thinking's are Too Fine ... Allah Bless You May Allah u achieved Your Goal .. Ameen

  • Android on June 28, 2014, 1:52 GMT

    Amazing.... Thats why we love you Lala... Best of luck

  • Android on June 28, 2014, 1:31 GMT

    Great thinking!!! Afridi is a real hero

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