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PHOTOS: Boxer Amir Khan in Pak to help Peshawar victims

December 26, 2014 12:59 IST

Boxer Amir Khan with his family at the morning show in Islamabad

Boxer Amir Khan with his family at the morning show in Islamabad. Photograph: Twitter

British two-time world champion Amir Khan arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday to fulfill his promise of helping the victims who were attacked by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists in a school in Peshawar.

Amir Khan with fans in Islamabad

Amir Khan, centre, with fans in Islamabad. Photograph: Twitter

Khan, whose parents were born in Pakistan, has already donated a pair of shorts worth 30,000 pounds to help pay for the school to be rebuilt. And after arriving in Pakistan, he posted on social media, stating that he landed in Pakistan.

TTP militants killed 141 people, including 132 children, in an attack on an army school in Peshawar on 16 December, the BBC reported.

Boxer Amir Khan enjoys dinner with his family in Islamabad

Boxer Amir Khan enjoys dinner with his family in Islamabad. Photograph: Twitter

After arriving in the country, Khan said that his deepest condolences go out to all the affected families and he wishes to express his full support for Pakistan and the people of Pakistan.

Boxer Amir Khan with his family

Boxer Amir Khan with his family in Islamabad. Photograph: Twitter

The Bolton boxer, who fights at welterweight, said that he was willing to help rebuild the damaged school and fight the menace of terrorism. He added that he wants to show the world that they can improve Pakistan.

Khan said that he is there in this time to stand with the Pakistani nation, adding that he has gone there to prove that Pakistan is a safe country for sports. He also said that he wants to give the message that sports and education would take them forward.

Source: ANI