Pakistan cricket star Shahid Afridi on Thursday launched a campaign to help assist millions afflicted by devastating floods in his country’s worst-ever humanitarian disaster.
The 30-year-old all-rounder who is also called as boom-boom, visited Nowshera, one of the hardest-hit parts of the northwest, to take part in a flood-relief campaign and distribute funds he raised recently in the United Arab Emirates.
“I feel it is my duty to help my countrymen in time of need,” Afridi who belongs to northwest Pakistan told AFP.
“I raised a good amount in Dubai recently and this campaign will go on even in England early next month.”
An estimated 14 million people have been affected by massive floods caused by torrential monsoon rains lashing the country and the United Nations has appealed for $460 million in immediate aid.