Is British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan joining politics?

Khan in a tweet earlier this morning stated that he has various other channels through which he can serve his people and make Pakistan a safer place to live.

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Boxer Amir Khan, on Thursday, denied any plans to enter politics just a few days after hinting at entering politics to serve Pakistan in a series of tweets. Khan in a tweet earlier this morning stated that he has various other channels through which he can serve his people and make Pakistan a safer place to live.

“Talked to my advisory team, I will decline the offer to join Pakistan politics. The country is run by an amazing PM @ImranKhanPTI and we all have trust in him. I prefer continuing my charity work @AKFoundation in UK, Pakistan and rest of the world to make areas better and safer,” wrote Khan in a tweet.

 

 

Days after he visited Pakistan earlier this month, Khan in a series of tweets had voiced his wish to serve his country with a clean heart. He added that he has a keen interest in the politics of the country.

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“I have been asked numerous times if I would join politics in Pakistan. Being a sportsman and being an ambassador for the country, I’m honored to [be] asked if I would take part in politics I would love to help the country,” said the two-time world boxing champion, adding: “I would love to make Pakistan a better place,” wrote Khan in his tweet.

The boxer said that he sat with many politicians and army generals and discussed the topics of the country. Khan asserted that he has been working on various issues like sports, education, and child labor in the country.

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“I’ve sat with many politicians and army generals agreeing and disagreeing on topics in the country. My heart is clean and I would want the best for Pakistan. Let’s see how things play out. My old stable mate world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao also joined politics,” added Khan.

 

He said his old mate Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines also joined politics and did some great work for his country.

 

In the end, he asked his followers to share their thoughts on his decision to join politics.

GVS News Desk


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