Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated efforts of US celebrity singer Cher to relocate Kaavan, dubbed as the world’s loneliest elephant, from a Pakistani zoo to Cambodia for better conditions.
Cher, who called on the Prime Minister in Islamabad, has been campaigning for retiring Kaavan, the country’s only Asian elephant, to an elephant sanctuary.
The story of Kaavan, who is 35 years old, attracted world attention after reports went viral about the deteriorating condition of the zoo in Islamabad where the elephant was kept.
Prime Minister Khan “thanked Cher for her campaign and role in this regard,” according to his office.
The Prime Minister also invited the singer to participate and contribute towards the government”s initiative for the expansion of protected areas, to which she agreed.
Cher also tweeted about her meeting with Khan.
“Just Came From Meeting To Thank Prime Minister Imran Khan For Making It Possible For Me To Take Kaavan To Cambodia,” she said.
Kaavan was flown to Cambodia, to a wildlife sanctuary on the orders of the Islamabad High Court in the context of providing proper care and natural environment.