World-fame cricketer, Shahid Khan Afridi addressing a press conference in Quetta: Photo Quetta Voice

Staff Reporter

World-fame cricketer, Shahid Khan Afridi on Saturday said his relief work should not be linked with any political motives. “Bare-footed children in Balochistan really pained me”, the world-fame cricketer told reporters at the Balochistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries office. President Chamber of Commerce and Industries Balochistan, Badruddin Kakar and Juma Khan Badizai were also present on the occasion.

He said Balochistan has rich-mineral and natural resources and the province can play an important role in the development and prosperity of the country. “Now it is about time to bring Balochistan out of backwardness”, Mr. Afridi said.

He mentioned that his foundation was engaged in relief activities in Balochistan for the last three months to support the needy and serving segment of the society. “This journey alone is difficult, but I will keep continuing this journey”, the former national cricket team captain said.

“I brought my children to Balochistan so that they could see diversity, culture and resources of the province”, he said.

Commenting on cricket talent in Balochistan, Mr. Afridi stated that talented players from Balochistan would be encouraged and he plans to take them to Karachi so that they could play an effective role in the national cricket team.

Mr. Afridi has been engaged in the distribution of relief goods at Balochistan’s Khuzdar, Pishin, Zhob, and other districts of Balochistan for the last few months.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.