An effort is being made by the cricket stars to raise funds for the internally displaced people as a result of the military operations in North Waziristan. Another match has been arranged at the Asghar Ali Shah Stadium on 9th August between the Dr Shah’s XI and the Showbiz Stars. The coordinator of this match, Nusrat Fahim stated on Monday that this match will be held in collaboration between the Asghar Ali Shah Memorial Sports Foundation and A.O Clinic and the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.
This star studded is hoped to attract cricket lovers in large numbers as the event will include Jehangir Khan, Javed Miandad, Shahid Afridi, Mohsin Khan, Jalaluddin, Fawad Alam, Javed Sheikh, Amjad Sabri, Fahad Mustafa, Sajid Hassan, Saud, Faisal Qureshi, Fakhr-e-Alam and others. The Dr Shah squad will be led by Dr Junaid Ali Shah, while the Showbiz stars will be led by Dr Imran Ali Shah. The tickets for this match are available at the Asghar Ali Shah Stadium at North Nazimabad.
The situation of the internally displaced persons is critical. Earlier also Pakistan cricket team donated for the cause of the IDPs. More effort is needed to aid the affected people. While these events are applaudable, people should not adopt entertainment as the only way to donate for the cause of helping their own people in Pakistan.