WEB DESK: Senior Journalist Mazhar Abbas on Monday while talking during a talk show asserted that Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Khan Afridi will join Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Karachi based journalist was on GEO News show Report Card, host Ayesha Bakhsh asked panelist whether PM Nawaz and Imran Khan should watch Pakistan Super League final together in Dubai stadium?, on Mazhar Abbas turn, he said Imran Khan should go to watch the match because Peshawar Zalmi is likely to play the final and the captain of the team Shahid Afridi will be joining Paksitan Tehreek-e-Insaf after his retirement and he may also contest next general elections from Karachi.
Watch video of Report Card from 34:00 minutes:
Shahid Afridi in his many interviews praised Imran Khan but he never showed his intention to join his political party. However, Shahid Afridi is doing social work under his foundation named as Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF).
One cannot totally rule out Mazhar Abbas claims because Shahid Afridi is playing international cricket so he cannot openly announce about his future political intentions, after retirement it can be possible for him to make any decision . Brother of Shahid Afridi, Mushtaq Afridi on his facebook and twitter account on many times showed his support towards Paksitan Tehreek-e-Insaf, his photo also went viral on the social media when he attended the protest of PTI against PML-N government over alleged rigging in the general elections of 2013:
Photos of Shahid Afridi’s brother while attending PTI events: