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Khan vows to build boxing academy in Pakistan

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Sports News : Amir Khan, a British boxing champion of Pakistan origin, on Sunday, visited Data Darbar in Lahore and laid floral wreath on the grave of suif saint Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery.

Khan arrived in Pakistan on Friday to lend his support to the victims of Peshawar school massacre that left 152 people, including children, dead on Dec 16.

Speaking to media persons here, Khan expressed his grief and sorrow over the school shooting and urged the government to eliminate terrorism by promoting education and sports among Pakistani youths.

“There is so much boxing talent in Pakistan. I have a desire to build a boxing academy here to discover this talent and give them training of international standard,” he said.

Earlier today, he held a meeting with Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and discussed ways to promote sports in the province. Khan appreciated Sharif’s efforts for promotion of sports, expressing his willingness to play his role in this regard, sources said.

“Pakistan is a safe and peaceful country… We all should be good Muslims,” he said.

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