Younis Khan delivers donation to attack victims
Senior Pakistani batsman Younis Khan delivered players’ kits and a financial donation from the New Zealand cricket team to the child survivors of Pakistan’s worst ever terror attack.
Younis visited the army school in Peshawar where Taliban gunmen on December 16 slaughtered 150 people, the vast majority of them children, and he met officials and some of the students.
He also visited some of children injured in the massacre as they continued their recovery in a local hospital.
“All the players from Pakistan and New Zealand were shocked and hurt by the incident,” said Younis of the Taliban attack.
“Only those who suffered the losses can understand the impact of this tragedy.”
The attack shocked the world and prompted Pakistan’s political and military leaders to vow decisive action to stamp out militancy.
Younis said New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and team manager Mike Sandle met him after the fourth One Day International between the two teams in Abu Dhabi to hand over the kits and the financial donation.
“Since the amount is a donation I can’t disclose it, but it shows their grief and sentiments towards the schoolchildren,” he said.
Sandle in a letter expressed the sentiments of his players.
“We extend our deepest grief and hope that the cricket kits and a small amount will help in a small way towards rebuilding your school and community,” the letter said.