Imran slammed for inviting Amir Khan
By Waqar Gillani
Lahore: Former cricket icon Imran Khan’s charisma remained strong as ever as hundreds of fans gathered at Punjab University on Wednesday to hear him speak at a seminar on Kashmir, however some dissidents attacked him for inviting film star Amir Khan from the ‘enemy country’.
They blamed Khan for challenging ‘Pakistaniat’ and ‘national honour’ by inviting a celebrity from archrival’s India.
They demanded support for the ‘Kashmir cause of Mujahideen’ and not the opening of arms for ‘enemies’.
Khan retorted that no Pakistani actor would have been able to raise a donation worth Rs 65 million by coming on the telethon. He said his new project, another hospital branch in Karachi, required $50 million and there was no harm in inviting such stars if they raised money for a noble cause.
He cited his own example of going to England for similar charity programmes.