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Pakistan

Boxer Amir Khan declares Imran Khan ‘amazing PM,’ declines offer to join Pakistan politics

  • "I prefer continuing my charity work AKFoundation in UK, Pakistan and rest of the world to make areas better and safer," he tweeted.
Updated 22 Oct 2020

Boxing star Amir Khan has declined the offer to join Pakistan politics, saying that Pakistan is being run by the 'amazing' Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In a tweet, the boxer said that he has talked to his advisory team and has decided to decline the offer to join Pakistan politics. "The country is run by an amazing PM Imran Khan and we all have trust in him," he tweeted.

He further said that he prefers to continue with his charity work Amir Khan (AK) Foundation in the UK, Pakistan, and the rest of the world to make areas better and safer.

Earlier, in a series of tweets, Amir opened about politics, saying that he is asked by many to join Pakistan politics. He said he was honored to be asked and that he would love to make Pakistan a better place and be a massive help in many areas like education, sports and child laboring.

Amir and his wife Faryal Makhdoom have also set up a child protection fund 'The Zohra Shah Child Protection Fund' after Zohra Shah was beaten to death by her employers for releasing a set of expensive parrots from a cage in Pakistan.

The fund aims to protect innocent children from human rights violations across Pakistan. During their visit to Pakistan this year, the couple also met with Zohra's family, which they have been supporting since Zohra’s death, covering their basic living costs.