Cricket all-rounder Shahid Afridi addresses a function organised by Young Tribal Federation Khyber Agency in Peshawar on Thursday. — Photo by White Star

PESHAWAR: Cricket star Shahid Khan Afridi paid a surprise visit to Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Thursday and urged the tribal people to cast their vote sensibly for honest and sincere candidates in forthcoming general election.

Speaking at a tribal jirga in Bara, the hard-hitting cricketer also announced his support for former senator Mohammad Shah Afridi, a candidate for NA-46, Bara tehsil.

He lauded the efforts of Mr Shah, which he had made for progress and prosperity of tribal people as MNA and senator. He claimed that Mr Shah had served the tribal people without any political affiliation and in difficult time.

Shahid Afridi urged the elders and youth to come to the polling stations and cast their vote to devoted, honest and sincere candidates, who could work wholeheartedly for national development. — APP

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M Rafique
April 19, 2013 4:01 am
Thanks to some one in DAWN group to keep alive Afridi in media
April 19, 2013 1:24 pm
afridi mate just stick to cricket, politics won't suit u one tiny bit...not sure why he's following in the foot steps of imran khan, who too should just stick to cricket...all politicians are the same, they're all crooks, be it imran khan or whoever...Musharraf is the only honest chap, LONG LIVE MUSHRRAF !!!
April 19, 2013 5:08 am
After meeting with Nawaz Sharif he is encouraging people to vote for honest and sincere candidates, what message he is trying to give to people?????? to vote for PML (N) or what ?????
Abdur Razzaque
April 19, 2013 8:09 am
It is proved that only the devoted,honest,sincere and loaded with Iman can save and upgrade this country from total moral and material destruction
April 19, 2013 8:03 am
Another cricketer is preparing to enter politics, good luck Afridi.
asif siddiqui
April 19, 2013 3:50 pm
He should stress upon the people not to commit the grave mistake of voting either for Asif Zardari's PPL nor Nawaz Shareef's PMLN!He should make the people understand that if the status quo returns again to Pakistan then this time it would be the last nail in its coffin!!And if he dosent do this service to the nation then he too has been paid his price!!
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