The 74-year-old American singer, actress and animal rights activist has revealed that she has been a fan of former Pakistani cricketer and Prime Minister Imran Khan since she used to play cricket. In a recent tweet, singer and actress Cher praised Prime Minister Imran Khan and thanked him for freeing an elephant named Kavun, which has been imprisoned at the Islamabad Zoo for three decades.
The Kawun elephant was imprisoned in the Marghzar Zoo in Islamabad and was the only elephant there. The Kavun elephant was given to Pakistan as a gift by Sri Lanka in 1985 and was just one-year-old at the time. Kawun was kept in the Marghzar Zoo in Islamabad and was confined in a small enclosure and in a very confined space, leading experts to express concern over the elephant's mental and physical health.
Kawun's elephant companion was also transferred from Sri Lanka to Pakistan in 1995, but the elephant died in 2012, after which human rights leaders began fighting for Kawun's release. And after a two-year trial, the Islamabad High Court on May 21 last month ordered the elephant to be released and sent back to Sri Lanka or handed over to a charity.
Expressing happiness over the court's decision to release Kavun, the singer thanked the Pakistani government, courts, and animal rights organizations. However, now he once again thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan and tweeted in his praise and also revealed that he has been a fan of Imran Khan for decades.
Cher wrote in his tweet that he has been a fan of Imran Khan since he used to play cricket. Praising the Prime Minister, the singer wrote that she always thought that Imran Khan was a kind person.
The singer and actress also used the hashtag Kavan. The singer also thanked Science and Technology Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Zartaj Gul for their support and praised them for their support.