02 Dec 2020 | Pakistan
Two-time world boxing champion and Olympic silver medallist, Amir Khan, and his wife Faryal Makhdoom were invited to the British High Commission in Pakistan to meet the new ambassador and his wife.
Khan is in Pakistan to facilitate the launch of the Amir Khan Foundation’s ‘Winter Survival’ campaign, distributing essential food supplies to the country’s most vulnerable.
British ambassador to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner CMG, and his wife, welcomed Amir and Faryal to the British High Commission to discuss the work of the foundation and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities.
Khan said of his visit: “I’m incredibly grateful to ambassador Turner and his wife for their generous hospitality and for hosting both myself and Faryal. I was delighted to discuss the foundation’s plans with the ambassador and to share in his enthusiasm for building stronger relationships with British Pakistanis overseas.”
Khan, who was born and raised in Bolton, is Pakistani and focuses his philanthropy efforts on both the UK and Pakistan. He added: “Pakistan has a very special place in my heart. I want to use my platform to provide support to the country’s most vulnerable, as well as building sustainable infrastructures for those who need it most. I’m delighted that the ambassador not only shares in this vision but wants to play an active part in supporting the foundation with this endeavour.”