Monthly Archives: August 2010

Million Dollars and counting.

It gives me great satisfaction to report the following updates:

The total collected so far by the Imran Khan Foundation in the US has
crossed the million dollar figure.

As I report this right now the total amount that has collected by IKF US as of Aug 31st 2010 stands as follows:

On line through Pay pal                                      $793,600.00
Checks, direct deposits, wire transfers        $346,577.20
Total Collected so far (Aug 31st 2010):    $1,140,177.20

In addition to the above we still have pledges to collect and many “checks in the mail” are on the way.

Remember,  our target for month of Ramzan is $2 million. We have 8 more days to go so let’s give it everything we’ve got.

Remember,  It’s never a problem,  it’s always a challenge!

Regards
Ali Zaidi
Board Member
The Imran Khan Foundation, Inc
ali(at)imrankhanfoundation.org
+97150 505 6263

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Imran reiterates commitment to raise funds for rehab of flood affectees

ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has expressed his resolve that he will leave no stone unturned in his effort to raise maximum funds for the rehabilitation of flood displaced persons.

Addressing on the eve of inauguration of the “Convoy of Hope” here on Sunday evening, Imran demanded the Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani to cancel his trip to New York scheduled in next week in view of grave economic situation of the country, underlining the need for saving every penny for relief efforts.

He said it is matter of shame that international community has no trust in the government of Pakistan.

He said that more than 200 trucks carrying medicine and food for the flood affectees of KP is the first phase.

He pledged that similar Convoy carrying relief items will be sent to the other provinces in couple of days.

He said that people response to his call to donate has been very positive.

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Thank you

So far we have collected $446,724.13 this is just the amount collected online using PayPal.

The breakup is as follows.

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Fareed Zakaria GPS: Imran Khan on Flood Disaster (Aug 22, 2010)

I do not think the international community fully comprehends the extent of the disaster in Pakistan — Imran Khan

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Imran Khan launches Pakistan floods appeal

Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, is launching his own emergency fundraising appeal for the victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan, pitting him directly against the government’s own efforts.

The Imran Khan Flood Relief organisation will seek to tackle both the immediate emergency and the long-term rehabilitation work required. “The government has totally collapsed, there’s no government here,” Khan told the Guardian. “The government’s efforts to raise money have totally failed because no one trusts the government.”

Khan will seek to mobilise thousands of Pakistanis behind his cause, to produce an army of volunteers to carry out the work. The floods have ravaged at least a fifth of the land mass of Pakistan and has hit 20 million people, with the waters continuing to envelop new areas.

Read full article at The Guardian

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A dying man trusted you to save his baby — don’t let him down

by Jemima Khan

Pakistan celebrated its 63rd birthday yesterday. It’s the country I feel I grew up in, arriving 15 years ago almost to the day as a 21-year-old bride and emerging a decade later a more questioning and conflicted person. I now have children who support the national cricket team and who visit every school holiday. I am still maddened by Pakistan’s faults, but I am inextricably connected to it and become defensive if others criticise.

I still go there often. Last year I visited the refugee camps close to the Swat valley where the army was fighting the Taliban. At that time there were up to 2.5m internally displaced people as a result of conflict in the northwest of the country. I heard how every child in the camp had witnessed public beheadings.

A few years earlier I was in Pakistan in the aftermath of the earthquake that killed about 75,000 people. On top of the war against the Taliban, with almost daily suicide bombings, a separatist uprising in the province of Baluchistan, a hostile neighbour, recession, inflation and unemployment, Pakistan seems to face a natural disaster almost every year.

Read full article at The Sunday Times.


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Pakistan 2010 Catastrophe

The Imran Khan Foundation independently and also in conjunction with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has put a program in place to help the victims of this calamity.

Some of the things we are doing to  are as follows:

  • Setting up camps for the displaced people
  • Setting up Mobile clinics
  • Continuous distribution of Ration Bags

We desperately need your help in making sure that these efforts continue.

Please donate generously using any of the following methods:

  • On Line using PAYPAL on

    Donate $10 per month

  • Direct deposit in our USA account:

    Beneficiary: The Imran Khan Foundation
    Bank: United Central Bank
    Please email us at contactus@imrankhanfoundation.org for bank transfer information.

  • Mail your check made out to ‘Imran Khan Foundation’

    Imran Khan Foundation c/o
    Shafiq Khan
    30 Barcelona
    Irvine, CA 92614

For more information you can contact the following individuals in your respective areas:
United States:
Narjis Ali                       DC                     1 571 212 1098
Ali Asim Khan             NJ/NY            1 908 248 2746
Dabbir Tirmizi             NJ/NY            1 973 668 6496
Shafiq Khan                 West Coast      1 626 272 9142

Regards

Ali Zaidi
Founding member
The Imran Khan Foundation
Member CEC Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Pak: +92321 8239007
Dubai: +97150 505 6263

The Imran Khan Foundation is a nonprofit corporation and a registered tax-exempt public charity under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.
Our EIN # is 20-3770402
Your contribution today to The Imran Khan Foundation is tax deductible in the US to the full extent as permitted by law.

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