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Afghan cricket team gifts signed bat to PM Imran Khan

Afghan cricket team met Prime Minister Imran Khan on his maiden one day tour to Afghanistan on Thursday, where he was presented with a signed bat

Afghan cricket team met Prime Minister Imran Khan on his maiden one day tour to Afghanistan on Thursday.

The Afghan cricket team presented a cricket bat signed by the entire team to PM Imran Khan as a souvenir. The players expressed delight in meeting the cricketing legend and current premier of Pakistan, Imran Khan.

The images from the meet up were shared on social media. Rashid Khan, an Afghan cricketer and current vice-captain of the Afghan national team also shared the image on his official Twitter account. Khan in his tweet voiced hope that sports and cultural exchange increases unity, cooperation, and love between communities.

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“Pleased to see respected PM @ImranKhanPTItogether with my Pre.@ashrafghani & meeting my team. I strongly believe that sport has the power to inspire & unit people. Sport creates hope, unity, love & peace. Wish one day our national teams can host each other at home & play cricket,” said Khan in his tweet.

Pakistani internet users also appreciated the exchange of warm gestures between PM Khan and the Afghan cricket team. They also welcomed the team to come and play in Pakistan.

Extraordinary arrangements have been made in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to invite Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan who has embarked on his maiden official trip to Afghanistan on Thursday.

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Pictures of PM Khan landing in Kabul this morning went viral on social media. According to the details, acting foreign minister Hanif Atmar and President special envoy received PM Imran Khan and the delegation at Kabul International Airport. Khan is accompanied by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his adviser on commerce and investment, Abdul Razzak Dawood. DG ISI Gen Faiz Hameed is also a part of the Pakistani delegation.


PM Khan was given a guard of honor upon his arrival in President House Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Labor and Public Affairs announced a public holiday in Kabul on Thursday ahead of the arrival of PM Khan on security grounds.