LONDON: Prince Charles has appointed Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan ambassador of the British Asian Trust at the trust's fourth annual dinner at the Guildhall here.
Prince Charles , the Prince of Wales, who is the President of the trust, made the announcement. More than 450 supporters and ambassadors of the organization, including the Duchess of Cornwall, attended the event and helped raise £850,000 to support the trust and its projects in South Asia.
The trust runs many projects in South Asian countries. Rahat Fateh Ali performed before the audience and won praise. The celebrity producer Naughty Boy joined him on stage for performance.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan said: "I am delighted that the Prince of Wales announced that I will be working closely with the British Asian Trust as an ambassador to further support their work in transforming lives across South Asia."
Among its many initiatives the trust’s project ‘Give a Girl a Future’ has helped 50,000 women and girls in Pakistan develop their skills.