Imran Khan’s old-time cabbie friend happy for his success


LONDON: One of Imran Khan’s oldest friends and his “taxi driver” for many years has said he is proud that his friend is now Prime Minister of Pakistan and he has no regrets that he didn’t get invitation to attend the oath-taking ceremony of his friend.Muhammad Akram, famously known as “Akram the Black Cab driver in UK’s Pakistani political circles, met Imran Khan in 1986 at the Lord’s when few people knew Imran Khan and the two struck a long-lasting friendship that saw Akram serving as personal cab driver of Imran Khan during his frequent visits to the UK.Imran Khan would often call Akram prior to his departure from Pakistan for UK and would request him to pick him from Heathrow airport. Akram was always there for his hero and leader and would drop the PTI leader to Annabel Goldmsith’s House in Richmond and to his political and social engagements. That remained a constant sight until Imran Khan got introduced to a new set of friends such as Zulfi Bukhari and others who owned flashy Bentleys and limousines.

Its around 2012 onwards that Zulfi Bukhari took over from Muhammad Akram and since then Zulfi Bukhari has been picking and dropping the PTI leader throughout his stay in London. Dozens of rich friends and acquaintances of Imran Khan from London, Middle East, Europe and elsewhere attended the oath taking ceremony of Imran Khan and almost certainly all these people came to know Imran Khan in the last few years – or a decade – but the one face missing was Muhammad Akram. Many had hoped that senior PTI leadership will remember to invite him but there was no invitation.

He said: “For me its more than enough that my friend has reached where he …read more

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