ISLAMABAD - Pakistan-born British World Lightweight boxing champion Amir Khan assured his all-out help to the government and people of Pakistan in the time of need.

Amir, who reached Pakistan in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, expressed these views during an hurriedly called press conference at a local hotel here on Wednesday.  "What has taken place in Peshawar is absolutely horrific and sickening. After recently becoming a father myself, I can't imagine how the families of these innocent children are feeling. I am willing to offer my help to the government of Pakistan and all the stakeholders, any help from my side, to rebuild the damaged school and to help the fight against terrorism," he said.

He said he would be setting up Amir Khan academies for young people in selected Pakistani cities. Through his foundation, he would support Pakistani children in the health and education sectors. He said Pakistan is his second home. “I have a house here and my family is very much based here and my heart and mind always remain in Pakistan. I can't wait at this moment of grief and sorrow and decided to come to Pakistan and help the children of Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar.”

Amir said his 100 percent support is with the government and people of Pakistan. “I would always available whenever they required my services. I had decided to donate my 30,000 pounds shorts, made with real solid gold, which I wore in the last World Lightweight title fight in US. We want to auction it and earn maximum amount of funds to help reconstruct APS in Peshawar and also spend amount on other sports and educational projects through my Amir Khan Foundation.”

When this scribe asked Amir when and where auction would take place, Amir replied he had not decided yet where auction would be conducted. “Both Pakistan or England are options. We want to generate maximum funds so we could help people in the best possible way.” It is also learnt through reliable sources that renowned business tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain is very much interested in buying the shorts and wanted to meet Amir as soon as possible. A spokesman on behalf of Malik Riaz also confirmed that Malik Riaz is willing to buy the shorts and the auction would very likely to be held in Pakistan.

When asked about his plans of opening Amir Khan academy in Pakistan, Amir replied I am exploring my options, I had offered since long to establish gyms, boxing training academy in Pakistan, but I haven't receive any positive reply yet despite a lapse of 3 years or so, I want to establish Amir Khan academies in all the major cities of Pakistan, where the young talent would be groomed and one thing I am quite sure is Pakistan possesses immense amount of talent, we have meetings with Director General Pakistan Sports Board Dr Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera in this regard hopefully soon the matter would be resolved and we would be in better position to reveal our future plans regarding setting up of academy is concern.

When asked about whether he was ready to help country in reviving international sports in Pakistan Amir said off course more than 100 percent and he would love to play a leading role in helping the country of his forefathers in best possible manner. “My services like I said in the past are always available to Pakistan whenever they want me. I would make myself available without any delays or hesitation. I would be leaving for Peshawar and then would decide how and when the reconstruction work of APS Peshawar and other major projects in Pakistan starts under the Amir Khan Foundation banner. I had fought bouts in UK and US and I immediately decided to travel to Pakistan as I wanted to show the international community there is nothing wrong as far as security in Pakistan is concerned. Pakistan is completely safe for all kinds of sporting activities. People must come and witness themselves that how much caring and sports loving people of Pakistan are. I would love to come again and again when ever have a chance,” Amir concluded.