US Pop Star Cher Met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday met iconic American singer and actress Cher, who has arrived in Pakistan to send off Kaavan, the elephant she has spent years trying to free, before he is moved to a sanctuary in Cambodia on Sunday.
The premier appreciated the singer’s efforts for the 36-year-old Asian elephant, which has spent most of his life at Islamabad Zoo, much of that time without a companion. Animal rights advocates have campaigned for him to be rescued from grim conditions.
Cher tweeted her thanks after meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday “For Making It Possible For Me To Take Kaavan To Cambodia”.
A statement from the prime minister’s office said he had thanked Cher and invited her to participate further in environmental initiatives in Pakistan. He asked her to contribute towards the government’s initiative for the expansion of protected areas, to which she agreed.
The US pop star Cher met Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, on Friday before the relocation of an elephant from Islamabad’s dilapidated zoo to a Cambodian sanctuary.
US Pop Star Cher Met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan
The singer, who has for years campaigned for Kaavan the elephant and is helping pay for his move, arrived in the Pakistan capital this week to see the animal before the flight to Cambodia on Sunday.
“Appreciating her efforts in retiring Kaavan to an elephant sanctuary, the prime minister thanked Cher for her campaign and role in this regard,” a statement from Khan’s office read.
American singer Cher, commonly referred to by the media as the “Goddess of Pop”, on Friday met Prime Minister Imran Khan during a visit to Pakistan to see Kaavan the “world’s loneliest elephant” who is all set to go to his new home at a sanctuary in Cambodia.
The prime minister’s office confirmed her arrival, which was not revealed earlier to public due to security concerns.