Remember Mehek Anwer, the table tennis player who is currently suffering from cancer?
She was promised help by Imran Khan for her treatment but he never followed up on it. In fact, Fawad Chaudhry openly tweeted and said Imran Khan does not have the means to help her.
When sports journalist Abdur Ghaffar shared the video in twitter, tagging Imran Khan and Fawad Chaudry and encouraging them to take notice, Shahid Afridi responded, asking for the girl’s number.
Dear PM @ImranKhanPTI sb, Mehek Anwer ( Table Tennis Player and Cancer patient) yet to get any financial aid from Pak Gov as You promised 21 Aug via @fawadchaudhry Sb tweet. Mehek parents have no money now. Please help before its too late. Prayers for Mehek. @FaisalJavedKhan pic.twitter.com/9IHeeBWYlZ
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) September 12, 2018
The tweet was acknowledged by Shahid Afridi who asked for the girl’s contact number.
Plz text me her contact details.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 12, 2018
Unlike Imran Khan, he kept his promise and actually found the girl and provided her with the necessary finances:
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 13, 2018
While this is incredible, it is saddening to see the state of PTI and the current government who blatantly and publically refused to help the girl, even after they promised to do so.
Twitter appreciated Shahid Afridi:
Lala you are in and off the field 👏👏
Love you Laala 😘#HopeNotOut
— Faisal AHMAD (@faisalAFRIDIAN) September 13, 2018
God bless you
— Ali Gul Pir (@Aligulpir) September 13, 2018
Shahid Afridi’s organization, Shahid Afridi Foundation, has helped the needy many times previously. It built a hospital in Thar and started the SAF School Initiative. They’ve also helped supply water in places where it was scare such as Tirah Valley where it also provided electricity.
It is incredible to see what one man’s effort can do for the country.
We hope Imran Khan fulfils his promises too.