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Pak American community raises over $500,000 for victims of police brutality

Taking to Twitter, PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked the Pakistan-American community for making the generous donations.

The Pakistan American Community has donated generously to the victims of police torture during the May 9th protests. The donations have surpassed the target of $500,000 in just 24 hours as the Pakistani diaspora demonstrated an incredible show of solidarity and support for the victims of police torture back home.

A Go Fund Me page was started with the aim of raising $500,000 in financial aid. “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.

Thousands of Overseas Pakistanis donated generously and within 24 hours, the target was surpassed. According to the details, $548,693 have been donated so far with more than 5000 people making generous contributions. Donations are still continuing to pour in. The top donation was $10,000.

Taking to Twitter, PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked the Pakistan-American community for making the donations. He also thanked Dr Nasrullah and Asad Faizi for creating the fund.

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“On my appeal to raise funds for the families of the 25 shaheed who were shot while doing peaceful protests, the Pakistan-American community has raised $534,000 [$548,693] in just over 24 hours,” Imran Khan revealed on Twitter.

“I want to thank the Pak American Community and special thanks to Dr Nasrullah and Asad Faizi for setting up the fund,” the PTI Chief added.

PTI Chief Imran Khan had earlier 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.

Read more: Overseas Pakistanis make generous donations for victims of police torture

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.