Gulf Today (UAE) – ISLAMABAD: One of Imran Khan’s oldest friends and his “taxi driver” for many years has said he is proud that his friend is now Prime Minister of Pakistan and he has no regrets that he didn’t get invitation to attend the oath-taking ceremony of his friend, said a report.

Summary

  • ISLAMABAD: One of Imran Khan’s oldest friends and his “taxi driver” for many years has said he is proud that his friend is now Prime Minister of Pakistan and he has no regrets that he didn’t get invitation to attend the oath-taking ceremony of his friend, said a report.
  • Muhammad Akram, famously known as Akram the Black Cab driver in UK’s Pakistani political circles, met Imran in 1986 at the Lord’s when few people knew Imran and the two struck a long-lasting friendship that saw Akram serving as personal cab driver of Imran during his frequent visits to the UK.
  • Imran would often call Akram prior to his departure from Pakistan for UK and would request him to pick him from Heathrow airport.
  • Dozens of rich friends and acquaintances of Imran from London, Middle East, Europe and elsewhere attended the oath-taking ceremony of Imran and almost certainly all these people came to know Imran in the last few years — or a decade — but the one face missing was Akram.
  • Akram recalls the euphoria that erupted after Pakistan cricket team won the 92 World Cup and Imran Khan’s decision to set up Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital.

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