Boxer Amir Khan honours Gen Raheel Sharif with championship belt

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RAWALPINDI: World Boxing Welterweight Champion Amir Khan presented his championship belt to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Sunday to honour Army chief’s efforts for peace in Pakistan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Khan thanked Director General ISPR Lt. Gen Asim Bajwa and World Boxing Council (WBC) President Mauricio Sulaiman for the opportunity to present the belt to Gen Raheel.

Khan presented the belt as a “special award of honour in recognition of [Sharif’s] efforts for peace and security in Pakistan,” the ISPR said.

The belt has been customised to pay homage to Khan’s heritage and heroes, featuring photographs of boxing legend Mohammed Ali and the COAS flanked by flags of the United Kingdom and Pakistan on either side.

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