Pakistani cricketer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of the KP Police. He was also given an honorary uniform and rank of Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) in the ceremony on Monday.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been appointed the goodwill ambassador of the KP Police to promote its soft image among the people and bridge the trust deficit between people and police. A ceremony was organized in Peshawar and Afridi was appointed as an honorary DSP of KP Police. Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehzad Khan Bangash and Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Moazzam Jahan Ansari conferred the honorary rank of DSP on the superstar cricketer.
سپر اسٹار پاکستانی فاسٹ باولرشاہین شاہ آفریدی خیبر پختونخوا پولیس کے گڈول ایمبیسڈر (خیر سگالی سفیر ) مقرر۔
چیف سیکرٹری خیبر پختونخوا شہزاد خان بنگش اور انسپکٹر جنرل آف پولیس خیبرپختونخوا معظم جاہ انصاری سپر اسٹار کرکٹر کو ڈی ایس پی کے اعزازی رینک لگا رہے ہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/epZv6u21yc
— KP Police (@KP_Police1) July 4, 2022
What an honor for my brother @ishaheenAfridi being conferred as honorary "DSP" by @KP_Police1 as a "Goodwill Ambassador" for his extraordinary performance at par excellence in cricket world's. At such young age, it's truly remarkable and way ahead of his time.
تہ زمونگ فخر یہ❤️ https://t.co/uwMXGiINu1
— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14) July 4, 2022
Pictures of him appearing in the ceremony wearing a uniform and saluting like a police officer have been making rounds on Twitter. Afridi speaking on the occasion paid rich tribute to the martyrs of the KP Police. He praised the role of KP Police for playing a vital role in ensuring the safety of the citizens.
Afridi said that his father is a retired police officer hence he knows it is a thankless job. He added that his brother is also presently employed in the KP police department.
A video of saluting his father in the uniform has been making rounds on social media. The video received a heartwarming response from the netizens.
— Zoha🇵🇰 (@ilovepct_) July 4, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Shaheen Shah Afridi said: “It was an absolute honor for myself on appointment as Goodwill Ambassador for @KP_Police1 from IGP(KP). I’d also like to send my gratitude to the rest of the Pakistan forces as well for keeping our homeland safe and sound. Thank you and Pakistan Zindabad!”
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Cricketer Haris Rauf also appreciated Shaheen Shah Afridi for receiving the honorary DSP rank in the KP Police. “What an honor for my brother @ishaheenAfridi being conferred as honorary “DSP” by @KP_Police1 as a “Goodwill Ambassador” for his extraordinary performance at par excellence in cricket world’s. At such young age, it’s truly remarkable and way ahead of his time. تہ زمونگ فخر یہ,” said Haris Rauf in a tweet.