Overseas Pakistanis have demonstrated an incredible show of solidarity and support for the victims of police torture back home. Thousands of individuals from the Pakistani diaspora have rallied together and raised over $400,000 in funds to aid those affected by the brutal acts of police violence.
For the victims of police brutality and their families, a Go Fund Me page was started with the aim of raising $500,000 in financial aid. Thousands of Overseas Pakistanis donated generously and in less than 10 hours, over $300,000 was raised.
“25 people (confirmed) have been killed and more than 700 injured. These people lost their lives for the Haqeeqi Azadi. Please support the families of martyrs and injured in the fight against fascism by donating generously,” the Go Fund Me page said.
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According to the details, the highest contribution yet is $10,000. Over 4000 people have made generous donations to the Go Fund Me page, illustrating their deep commitment to standing up against injustice and supporting the victims who had been subjected to brutal treatment.
The solidarity displayed by Overseas Pakistanis serves as a powerful reminder of the strength and unity within the Pakistani diaspora, even when separated by geographical boundaries. Their generosity and dedication have made a significant impact, both in raising funds and raising awareness about the urgent need for justice and reform in addressing police brutality.
In less than 10 hours, Overseas Pakistanis have achieved $316,000+ for the victims of Police Brutality and Torture. Salam to all donors and Salam to all martyrs and people who came out despite clear risks to their lives. Pakistan Zindabad! https://t.co/FexUTQ0SyT pic.twitter.com/2j6q8jwEc7
— PTI (@PTIofficial) May 22, 2023
PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan also appealed to Overseas Pakistanis in America to make donations for the people who lost their lives during the May 9th protests.
Imran Khan said the people were protesting peacefully, yet they were killed with bullets. He said the victims belonged to poor households and were earning for their families and the donation will be directly sent to the families.
Furthermore, Imran Khan reiterated that everyone has the right to peaceful protests, yet they were subjected to violence. He said that the violence against protestors should be condemned but the families of the victims should also be helped.
Chairman PTI Imran Khan has appealed Overseas Pakistanis to raise funds for the martyrs of May 9th at: https://t.co/moTnxn5QI1
organised by Dr. Nasrullah Khan and Asad Faizi. pic.twitter.com/0n4vq0VXh5
— Azhar Mashwani (@MashwaniAzhar) May 21, 2023
On May 9th, protests erupted across Pakistan shortly after the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust case. Clashes between protestors and police also took place.
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