KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, after assuming office, has taken his first notice of an ailing young tennis player after media reported about her acute illness and how she couldn’t bear her medical expenses.
Mehak Anwar, 16, has been suffering from cancer for past four months and seeking treatment at a local hospital in Karachi. She has represented Sindh in various tournaments. Her father works for a government office and is unable to provide his daughter with appropriate medical treatment due to limited resources.
Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced on Twitter on Tuesday that PM Imran has taken notice of the news circulating on various media platforms regarding the table tennis player’s health conditions and the heavy expenses for medical treatment. Soon after, the prime minister summoned details of the player’s health.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan also called former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu ambassador of peace and said those who are targeting him for visiting Pakistan are doing great disservice to peace in the subcontinet.
“I want to thank Sidhu for coming to Pakistan for my oath taking. He was an ambassador of peace & was given amazing love & affection by ppl of Pakistan. Those in India who targeted him are doing a gt disservice to peace in the subcontinent,” he said in Tweet.
To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts incl Kashmir: The best way to alleviate poverty and uplift the people of the subcontinent is to resolve our differences through dialogue and start trading https://t.co/V2UkXp0WwS
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 21, 2018
Stressing the need for dialogue between the two countries , he said without peace people of Pakistan and India could not progress.
“To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts including Kashmir, The best way to alleviate poverty and uplift the people of the subcontinent is to resolve our differences through dialogue and start trading, he said”