Former prime minister and chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party Imran Khan will hold an international telethon tonight to raise funds for the millions hit by the ongoing floods in Pakistan. 
The telethon will be conducted at 9pm Pakistan time. 
Khan, who is Pakistan’s most prolific fundraiser and a philanthropist having built the country’s biggest state-of-the-art cancer hospital and research centre in Lahore as well as a similar cancer hospital in Peshawar, has announced to pitchfork ‘Imran’s Tigers’ — a volunteering youth force — to help with the rehabilitation of the flood victims.
The former PM chaired a meeting yesterday at his residence in Islamabad to finalise the arrangements. The fund distribution will be overseen by Dr Sania Nishtar, an internationally recognised health expert, who is also the head of the Ehsaas Programme — one of the world’s leading poverty alleviation programmes — in Punjab.
The telethon has raised wide expectations, especially amongst overseas Pakistanis, who form the backbone of his party’s support base.
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