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After Imran, Inzy opens hospital

India, Pak teams will on Tuesday inaugurate Inzamam's charity hospital in Multan.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 13:56 IST

The Indian and Pakistani cricket teams will on Tuesday inaugurate the Bakhtawar Amin Memorial Trust Hospital built by Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq at his hometown in Multan.

Multan will host the fourth one-day international will between Indian and Pakistan.

"I owe everything to the citizens of Multan. To give something back to them, for whatever they have given me, I have decided to build a general hospital here with the best of modern facilities," Inzamam wrote in his column in Pakistani daily The News.

"With my long-time friend Rasheed, I have decided to launch the Bakhtawar Amin Trust Hospital in Multan. Initially, we'll build one block.

"It will have four levels and the Pakistan and India cricket teams will both participate in the inauguration of the hospital in Multan on Tuesday."

The burly Inzamam will follow in the footsteps of legendary Pakistan captain Imran Khan, who set up a cancer research hospital in memory of his mother, who succumbed to the disease.

Like Imran's Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore, Inzamam's medical centre will also be run as a charity hospital relying on donations for funds.

"A large number of very poor people live their lives in squalor in and around Multan. The main aim to have this kind of a hospital is that these people should get high standard facilities of medical treatment free of cost," the Pakistan skipper wrote.

First Published: Feb 13, 2006 13:56 IST