British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan refuses to join politics

British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan refuses to join politics

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On Thursday, the British Pakistani boxer and former unified light-welterweight world champion, Amir Khan, ‘declined’ an offer to enter Pakistani politics.

The athlete said in a tweet that he had spoken to his advisory team who felt it was best to continue to serve people through his philanthropic efforts in Pakistan.

“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,” tweeted the boxer.

Khan did not reveal who had asked him to join politics in Pakistan. The boxer had, however, tweeted his intentions, a day earlier, to play a role in Pakistani politics.

“Through a political way I want to connect with the youth of Pakistan. The average age in Pakistan is 20, More needs to be done for these young people,” he had tweeted.

“I would love to make Pakistan a better place and be a massive help in many areas [such as] sport, education, stopping child labour and many more things,” he had written a lengthy note on Facebook.

“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,” he had said.

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