By Ed Attwood
Imran Khan, former president Shaukat Aziz will visit Dubai for charity event in Armani Hotel
Cricketing legend Imran Khan will visit Dubai this weekend in a bid to raise awareness of Pakistani flood victims.
Khan will be joined by Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE’s minister of higher education and scientific research, in an event held in association with UNICEF.
Sheikh Nahyan is one of the largest private foreign investors in Pakistan, and is also a recipient of the country’s highest civilian award.
Former Pakistani president Shaukat Aziz will also deliver a closing speech during the charity event, which will be held on 4 March at the Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa.
The event will feature a raffle, a live auction for various items, and “surprise appearances by celebrities” throughout the course of the evening.
The Pakistan floods last year directly affected around 20m people, with a death toll close to 2,000.
Some estimates have suggested that the total damage to the Pakistani economy could be as much as $43bn.