Pakistan-born British Boxer Amir Khan has said that he will visit Pakistan to express solidarity with the victims of Peshawar school attack.
According to media reports, Amir Khan told local media that he will visit Pakistan between Christmas and the New Year. He went on to say that he thinks that it’s more important now than ever to go over there. “I think it will send a statement to a lot of people that Amir Khan is going there to make a difference. I want it to be a better country. It’s just a shame – I cannot believe how sick some people are,” he said.
“Talking about this stuff could be threatening for me, but I just want to speak the truth and tell people what is happening is wrong. I would not consider cancelling the trip, you can’t hide away. Look, everything is in God’s hands and you cannot hide away from life. If something is going to happen it will happen. Everything is written for you, I believe, and you just have to go out there and do what you have to do and carry on with your life. You cannot let things like this stop you,” he said.
At this occasion, he said that talking to media about this incident and terrorism could be threatening for him, but he asserted that he merely wanted to speak the truth and tell people what is happening is wrong. Amir recently donated a pair of £30,000 ($47,007) shorts to the Army Public School which was attacked.
Army Public School was attacked n December 16 where 148 were killed and numerous injured. The deceased included 132 school children. This attack has incited
world wide reaction and condemnation.