Edhi Foundation under fire for donating money to PM’s corona relief fund
ISLAMABAD: Edhi Foundation faced a backlash from social media users on Thursday after Faisal Edhi was pictured contributing Rs10 million to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Corona Relief Fund.
According to the ruling party’s Twitter handle, Faisal Edhi met with PM Khan on Wednesday and presented him a cheque of Rs10 million on behalf of his charity for the Corona Relief Fund.
Edhi’s move drew a torrent of angry reactions from people who took to social media to show their disapproval.
“Very confused about why #FaisalEdhi would donate 10 million rupees to the PM’s Relief Fund. Was this money donated to the Edhi Foundation initially? If so, how can he redirect the funds? Also knowing his ideological leanings, this makes absolutely no sense. What’s the back story?” Nida Kirmani, a right activist, tweeted.
Former ANP leader Bushra Gohar also questioned the motive behind Edhi’s decision.
“Redirecting funds donated to #Edhi is a breach of trust – Wonder if #FaisalEdhi was forced to pay bhata to the #PuppetPM’s #ScamFund for survival? #EdhiFoundation will lose donors trust if it doesn’t come up with a good explanation,” Ms Gohar said.
Not an act of true #Edhi successor
He doesn’t has a mandate to use charities money for a photo shoot
Better you would be at receiving end @edhifoundation @iEdhiFoundation management has to review their acts to remain a charity organization by avoiding political gestures pic.twitter.com/N8zyLzwnZz
— Arshad Shaheen (@arshad_shaheen) April 16, 2020
#edhi faisal sb your father earned this respect and ppl still willing to give u but after donating to gov when u know this money going in vain u lost yours cant u just help ppl by ur self https://t.co/f3oGr1ZPGj
— half_boiled (lucifer) (@half_boiled1) April 16, 2020
Faisal edhi has given public’s donations money to the #PMIK which is an utter dishonesty on part of @EdhiAbdulSattar Foundation and the donors. If people have trusted govt they would have paid their donations to the govt directly then to #Edhi .
— Sana Shaheen (@SanaSha07685837) April 15, 2020