LOS ANGELES: British boxer of Pakistani origin Amir Khan said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has invited him to visit Pakistan on oath-taking ceremony. Congratulating Imran on his success in General Elections 2018, Amir expressed regret that he couldn’t come to Pakistan because of his hectic training schedule.
Amir Khan is hopeful “Imran Khan will bring substantial change in Pakistan [as PM], he will bring change in our lives, in our families’ lives.” “He will create new employment opportunities for the youth,” he added.
Amir Khan is currently residing in Los Angeles training for his next boxing match. He will face Colombia’s Samuel Vargas in Birmingham, UK on September, 8.
Earlier, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry had said that Imran had extended an invitation to Indian sportsmen and Bollywood star Aamir Khan to attend the ceremony in which he will take oath as the country’s next prime minister.
While speaking to media in Islamabad, Fawad had remarked that those invited to the oath-taking ceremony include former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Sidhu.
Later, however, Aamir Khan had finally responded to the rumours and revealed that he will not be coming to Pakistan for PM-elect Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony as he has not yet received an invitation.
In a recent interview with News 18, Aamir said, “No, I am not going to Pakistan and I haven’t got an invitation for Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony.”
He added that he is currently very busy with an event for the charity foundation that he is involved with.