Pakistan Army awards Honorary Captain Rank to Amir Khan

The Pakistan Army has awarded Amir Khan the honorary rank of Captain. Many are saying this achievement was long overdue.

Pakistan Army awards Honorary Rank to Amir Khan f

"I have been honoured with the rank of Captain"

Amir Khan was in Pakistan to meet with Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir at the military’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, where he received the honorary rank of captain.

Since retiring, the former world champion has dedicated his time to various business ventures and his charity.

Khan and Pakistani martial artist Shahzaib Rind met General Munir.

During the meeting, the Army Chief appreciated the outstanding achievements of both athletes in their respective sports.

Rind is coming off his victory over Rana Singh at Karate Combat in Dubai on April 21, 2024.

After receiving the honour, Amir Khan shared a video and pictures of himself in the Pakistan Army uniform.

Expressing gratitude over the honour, Khan said:

“I have been honoured with the rank of Captain by the Pakistan Army, my name Amir is written over it.”

His post was captioned: “Thank you Pakistan for honouring me with the rank of Captain.”

This is not the first time a celebrity has been given an honorary title.

Cricketers Nasim Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi made headlines for wearing honorary ranks given by the police.

Some social media users congratulated Amir Khan on the honour while praising his contributions to boxing and philanthropic efforts.

Amir Khan has recently been sending aid relief to Palestine through his Amir Khan Foundation.

A user wrote: “Finally the army has recognised his efforts as well.”

However, others called out the army’s decline.

One user said: “Pakistan army is at its lowest in the history of Pakistan.

“In fact, our army is not OUR PRIDE. Its top-ranked officials are puppets at the hands of America. You should have spoken for the people of Pakistan and you should have refused it.”

Another added:

“If you had refused to take it, you would have seen much more love on your post.

“Also, it is more of a full dress rehearsal like Maryam Nawaz that we used to do in 1st and 2nd grade in school life. You should respectfully return this.”

One said: “I think you must never have had so many negative comments on your post.

“I believe this is going to be the only post that will show you what a backlash is.”

A user said: “I think you should not accept this at all when you know the reality of the military establishment and their actions towards the people.

“They call us Bloody Civilians. They are just trying to change their image to positive by launching people like you.”

Ayesha is a film and drama student who adores music, arts and fashion. Being highly ambitious, her motto for life is, "Even the Impossible spells I'm Possible"

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