Shahid Afridi rescues 30 Pakistani prisoners detained in Dubai

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Sports Desk January 25, 2017
SAVIOUR: Boom Boom, through his Shahid Afridi Foundation, recently helped secure the release of 30 Pakistani prisoners, who had been detained in Dubai. Photo courtesy: Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi wasn't much of a rescuer on the field of cricket in the final few years of his career, but he does seem to have a bit of saviour about him off the field.

News is that "Boom Boom", through his Shahid Afridi Foundation, recently helped secure the release of 30 Pakistani prisoners, who had been detained in Dubai.

Imprisoned for a variety of offences, the said prisoners would have likely spent more time behind bars had Afridi not stepped in to use his influence and secure their early release.

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Following the prisoners' release, the 36-year-old cricketer took to Facebook to thank the Dubai Police Department for their 'generosity and cooperation'.



In his own words, Afridi believes the move gives the freed 30 'a chance to go back to their home country and to rebuild their life afresh'.

As his career has winded down, Afridi's philanthropic activities have gone into overdrive.

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When not freeing prisoners, he is often found building hospitals, providing free education for underprivileged children and digging wells in remote areas.

COMMENTS (13)

Tehsin Sharif | 4 years ago | Reply We all as nation expect from all our Hero's to do so. And your are the true hero our of beloved country. My advise to you that come into Politics and try to clear all crupted politicians from country.
Sanjay | 4 years ago | Reply Good. God bless you.
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