Academy Award-winning actor SIR Ben Kingsley has vowed to give financial help to the victims of last year's (05) Pakistan earthquake.

The 62-year-old GANDHI star was moved by images of the millions left homeless by the disaster and met with the country's prime minister, Shaukat Aziz, in capital Islamabad on Tuesday (21FEB06), to discuss his contribution to the relief effort.

A ministerial spokesperson said, "Sir Kingsley assured the prime minister that he would join the Pakistan government's efforts to raise more funds for those affected by the quake."

The October (05) quake killed 87,000 people and flattened entire villages in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and surrounding areas.