Pakistan Telethon: Pakistan High Commissioner thanked all Maldivians, and MVR 3.8 million raised to help the flood victims

08 Oct 2022 | 23:21
Pakistan High Commission receives the cheque.

High Commissioner of Pakistan to The Maldives Vice Admiral (Retired) Ather Mukhtar has thanked the people of Maldives for its continued assistance to the people of Pakistan affected by the flooding.

A telethon was organized by the Pakistan- Maldives Friendship Association (PMFA) in collaboration with Public Service Media (PSM) and local media on 1st October to assist Pakistan. A ceremony was held today to hand over MVR 3.8 million or 54 million Pakistani rupees received from the telethon to help Pakistan.

At the ceremony, certificates were presented to those involved in the telethon. In addition, the money was handed over to the Pakistan High Commission.

Speaking at the ceremony held to hand over the funds, High Commissioner Vice Admiral (Retired) Ather Mukhtar noted that Pakistan is among the 10 countries most affected by climate change. He also thanked the Maldivian people for their assistance in overcoming the losses suffered by Pakistan this year. In this regard, he thanked the Maldivian people and the media for their efforts in conducting telethon.

The High Commissioner noted that the assistance provided by the Maldives shows the strength of the close relations between the Maldives and Pakistan. He expressed his desire for the two countries to always be together to overcome all the difficulties faced by the two countries.

Speaking at a ceremony the Deputy head of the mission Mr Zulqurnain Ahmad stated it was a true inspiration to see all Maldivians come together to help their brothers and sisters in Pakistan. He also thanked all media for their efforts in aiding to make this telethon a success. 

Both excellency's also thanked the Pakistan Maldives Friendship Association (PMFA) for their tireless work in arranging the telethon. 

In June, Heavy rains caused floods that submerged large areas of Pakistan killing nearly 1,700 people and more than 100,000 people who lost their homes. 

Pakistan, which has the world's second-largest Muslim population, has millions of people in temporary shelters.

Editor Note
Maldives Pakistan telethon held by PSM.