The former wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Jemima Goldsmith, and her brother Ben Goldsmith were able to raise more than £150,000 for flood victims in Pakistan in support of UNICEF’s Pakistan Floods Appeal and the Pakistan Environment Trust.
Last night, the siblings threw a charity dinner in the heart of London with more than 100 prominent Pakistani and Indian figures in attendance.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, novelist Fatima Bhutto, British presenters Noreen Khan and Sam Naz, Zeeshan Shah, Overseas Investment Adviser for Pakistan, and Adam Thomson, a former UK High Commissioner to Pakistan, were also in attendance at the dinner.
The Pakistan floods have been on such a horrific magnitude that it’s impossible to grasp, with 33 million people affected and over 7.9 million people displaced, said Jemima, who is also a UNICEF ambassador and an English TV and film director and writer.
Jemima claimed that as a UNICEF ambassador, she was assisting in the effort to gather crucial cash for the benefit of the kids and families impacted by this calamity. She continued, “My brother Ben formed the Pakistan Environment Trust to fight climate change in a nation that deals with some of the most difficult repercussions of the global environmental crisis.
“What these two great causes need more than ever is financial support, so Ben and I are pleased to be able to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the people of Pakistan.” The total amount raised at the event will support UNICEF’s Pakistan Floods Appeal, as well as, the Pakistan Environment Trust, she said.