British boxer Amir Khan visits Peshawar school
British boxer Amir Khan on Monday visited the Pakistani school where Taliban gunmen slaughtered 150 people including 134 children to pay his respects to the victims.
The WBC welterweight world champion, who has Pakistani roots, has pledged to help rebuild the Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar, the scene of Pakistan’s deadliest ever terror attack.
He offered prayers at a memorial to the dead at the school gates and said he wanted to visit the city despite security concerns to show solidarity. “The main reason I’ve come to Pakistan was to come to Peshawar and see the parents and the children and give the children the confidence to go back to school. My heart goes out to the families and the parents whose children died,” he told reporters. The attack this month shocked the world and prompted Pakistan’s political and military leaders to vow decisive action to stamp out militancy.