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Hamza Ali Abbasi appointed PTI Karachi's culture secretary

Updated January 24, 2015

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Hamza Ali Abbasi and Imran Khan. - Photo courtesy: Hamza Ali Abbasi's Facebook page
Hamza Ali Abbasi and Imran Khan. - Photo courtesy: Hamza Ali Abbasi's Facebook page

Often in the news due to his political views and affiliations, actor Hamza Ali Abbasi has been appointed Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's Secretary Culture for Karachi.

The budding star has been a staunch supporter of Imran Khan's party for some time now. He joined the party late last year and given his continual engagement with PTI it is no surprise that on January 23, the party's Karachi President Ali H. Zaidi announced that Abbasi will now take on the role of PTI Karachi's Secretary Culture.

The position entails an overall responsibility to develop strategy when it comes to the party's take on culture-related issues as well as the media. An actor and director by profession, Hamza often appeared by Imran's side at the dharnas and protests across the country. He also made a documentary about Imran's life inside the container during the sit-ins. The A-lister is also very vocal on social media regarding his political views.

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The Pyaray Afzal actor hails from a family of civil servants. His father Major Mazhar Ali Abbasi was an army officer and his mother Begum Nasim Akhtar Chaudhry is currently a Member of the National Assembly representing Pakistan Peoples Party.

The filmmaker has often talked about his admiration for the founder of PPP, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and has expressed plans about making a movie on his life. However, it is clear that as far as politics goes, the Waar actor's loyalties lie with PTI.