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Web Desk
March 7, 2017

Imran, Siraj all praise for PSL final

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan and JI chief Siraj-ul-Haq praised the overwhelming public...

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Imran labels foreign players who played PSL final 'phateechar'

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan gave a statement which went viral on social media, claiming that the foreign players who had taken part in the Pakistan Super League final on Sunday, were 'phateechar' and that he wasn't even aware of their names. 

Imran Khan faced immense criticism from all quarters when he slammed the government and termed its decision to hold the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore as 'madness'. Imran however, refused to retract his statement and instead, referred to the foreign players who played in the final as 'low-class' players. 

"I didn't even know the names of the 'phateechar' (low-class) players who they were claiming were foreign players," said Imran. "I think they grabbed some people from Africa and others from elsewhere to claim that they were foreign players. We don't know who they were," said the PTI chief.  

Imran said that the foreign players who attended the PSL final in Lahore would have come even to play domestic cricket if they were offered money. He said that the big names of international cricket were unwilling to come to Pakistan and did not arrive. 

On Tuesday, Quetta Gladiator batsman Kevin Pietersen said in a video message he was told that it was not a good idea to travel to Pakistan. “It was a family decision and has absolutely nothing to do with what Imran Khan said." He said he took his decision before the tournament due to security concerns.

MQM-Pakistan reacts to Imran's statement

MQM-Pakistan member Faisal Sabzwari slammed Imran Khan's comments, claiming that the retired cricketer's statement was disappointing.

"Imran Khan has remained a cricketer himself at one point. I am disappointed with this statement of his," he said.

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Comments

    in urdu,it is said,کھسیانی بلی کھمبا نوچے commented 2 years ago

    it is said, in urdu, کھسیانی بلی کھمبا نوچے

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    aqil shah commented 2 years ago

    he should learn moral values

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    Javed Mir commented 2 years ago

    An easy way to stay in headlines - our Dharna Khan is a habitual offender. Let us forget and forgive.

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    agree with IK commented 2 years ago

    Agree with GREAT IK

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    Salman Shah commented 2 years ago

    This term is often used for an old car (phateechar car)... that is indecent and useless. That's precisely what the Quetta "fill-in" players were ... useless.This was evident from the one-sided lackluster final.

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    MA commented 2 years ago

    Indeed, he is a very strange person.

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    Sufian commented 2 years ago

    Though IK's words' selection was wrong but I wish our nation could have some moral values as well to condemn NS' corruption... Y such weird reaction on secondary issues.....strange !!

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    Sufian Hameed commented 2 years ago

    IK words selection was wrong but i wish we could have given such reaction MODEL TOWN incident ....sad part of our society

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    agthagola commented 2 years ago

    If the players were white then Imran khan would have never called them Phatecher. He should apologize and correct his behavior.

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