Faisal Edhi has been trending all over social media from the last two days after he donated 1 crore to PM Imran Khan’s coronavirus fund.
On Thursday evening, Faisal Edhi made an appearance on a current affairs show of a local news channel and shared the account about his meeting with PM where he presented a cheque for COVID-19 fund.
During the conversation, he revealed that PM did not recognise him who he was.
“PM Imran Khan kept talking to two industrialists during our 7 minutes meeting and did not recognize that I am the son of Abdul Sattar Edhi and he spoke to me for about half a minute in the end”, said Faisal Edhi in the Samaa news show Nadeem Malik Live.
On the other hand, Faisal Edhi is being criticized for donating to the fund.
Faisal Edhi has done no service to Foundation or to the memory of his father. People make donations to be spent directly by the Foundation on charity work. If donors wished they would have donated directly to the corona fund and not given it to the Foundation. Diminishing. https://t.co/VPq1DRNoZf— Farhatullah Babar (@FarhatullahB) April 16, 2020
Mr Faisal Edhi sounds MORE like a politician not a philanthropist who one can trust with donations— Dr Humma Saif (@HummaSaif) April 16, 2020
Anyone who donates HAS A RIGHT to ask where n how donation is being used
And here he is discrediting all by putting all in مخالفین category in such condescending way https://t.co/XntvYbEIqm
Faisal Edhi jas ticked off a lot of Imranophobes. Wouldn't be surprised to see a campaign against EDHI foundation pretty soon, just as we've seen these vultures target SKMCH since 2011.— Sikander F. Bhadera (@SikanderFayyaz) April 16, 2020
They'd do anything to hurt Khan, even if that means targeting charities doing great work.
Responding to the criticism, Faisal Edhi gave a video statement:
وفاقی حکومت کو ایک کروڑ روپے عطیہ کرنے پر فیصل ایدھی کی وضاحت pic.twitter.com/tBZFrK3TUC— Independent Urdu (@indyurdu) April 16, 2020