Mayor of Port Arthur, Texas declares February 5 ‘Shahid Afridi Day’

Published: February 6, 2014
Shahid Afridi receiving the keys to the city by Mayor of Port Arthur, TX. PHOTO: @JAfridi10 / TWITTER

Shahid Afridi receiving the keys to the city by Mayor of Port Arthur, TX. PHOTO: @JAfridi10 / TWITTER

Shahid Afridi receiving being honoured by the Mayor of Port Arthur, Texas. PHOTO: David John The proclamation from the Mayor of Port Arthur, Texas, declaring February 5 "Shahid Afridi Day". PHOTO: @JAfridi10 / TWITTER Shahid Afridi receiving the keys to the city by Mayor of Port Arthur, TX. PHOTO: @JAfridi10 / TWITTER

The mayor of the City of Port Arthur, Texas, Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, has declared February 5, 2014 “Shahid Khan Afridi Day”.

Anjum Tahirkheli, chair to the Afridi Foundation, tweeted that Shahid Afridi was also honoured by being given the keys to the City of Port Arthur, Texas.

Afridi is currently in the US on the Islamic Circle of North America’s (ICNA) invitation. He will be visiting New York, New Jersey and Florida on February 7, 8 and 9, he said in an ICNA video.

The ICNA has also organised a cricket camp in New Jersey.

However, before hitting New York, Afridi visited Louisiana and Texas, where he is also fundraising for his Shahid Afridi Foundation.

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  • Muhammad Tanweer
    Feb 6, 2014 - 6:24PM

    This is the great owner for all Pakistan’s nation.. no doubt Afridi is the true gentlemen and his honesty cannot be questioned… You are superb .. well done.. Shahid Khan Afridi hamey tum sey piyar hai.Recommend

  • Muhammad Muslim
    Feb 6, 2014 - 7:59PM

    5th February is the Solidarity with Kashmir Day. They are trying to re-brand it with something that might attract Pakistani’s.Recommend

  • Raj - USA
    Feb 6, 2014 - 8:14PM

    May be the mayor got confused and declared it Shahid Afridi Day instead of Shakil Afridi Day. Recommend

  • ret
    Feb 6, 2014 - 8:29PM

    So why this city in particular? Does it have a lot of expatriate Pakistanis living in it? Just curious.

    Anyway if it leads to a few schools and hospitals then that’s nice.Recommend

  • Feb 6, 2014 - 10:00PM

    We Proud of you shahid bhai


  • Asif Butt
    Feb 6, 2014 - 10:16PM

    @Raj – USA:



  • kay
    Feb 6, 2014 - 10:57PM

    Mullah Shahid Afridi cannot even speak english what is he doing in US. Begging money as usual Pakistanis.


  • ret
    Feb 6, 2014 - 11:39PM

    @Raj – USA:
    Wouldn’t put it past Americans! Remember the jokes about dubya and Iran/Iraq??


  • Rabya
    Feb 7, 2014 - 1:18AM

    @kay: Afridi has been given an honour in the US, plus he is doing fund raising for his foundation..go away looser! Recommend

  • real time
    Feb 7, 2014 - 2:54AM

    America is chock full of people who can’t speak English. FYI not being able to speak English does not make you sub-human.


  • Giri
    Feb 7, 2014 - 4:44AM

    No one remembers drones now.


  • S Khan
    Feb 7, 2014 - 6:53AM

    honesty speaks itself.
    we love you afridi and love all those who are giving us respect. it is an honour that Pathans can die but they won’t let your trust down. This is how we are made. We love you and hope that the differences and distances between all the humans will no longer be relevant and we will enjoy a peaceful world.
    May God bless all Humanity


  • Feb 7, 2014 - 8:57AM

    u have a narrow think how u have a little think ashame yourselfRecommend

  • Andrew sam
    Feb 7, 2014 - 8:55PM

    This is a big thing for Pakistan and i would like to congrates my mate Shahid Afridi for it, we should respect the talent where ever it exist.


  • Chotta Bhai
    Feb 8, 2014 - 7:57AM

    It looks like the public’s memory is short. Remember it was only a few years ago when he was seen tampering the wicket and biting a cricket ball during a test match. Now all of a sudden he is a saint who can do nothing sinister. Guess we set different standards for different people.


  • Hailstorm
    Feb 8, 2014 - 11:18AM

    Why is the lady with him not wearing Burqa?


  • Hailstorm
    Feb 8, 2014 - 11:23AM

    Why is this guy obsessed with religion?


  • Adil Ghazi
    Feb 8, 2014 - 11:31AM

    Shahid Afridi is a great person and all yet he does not deserve this.


    Feb 9, 2014 - 9:49AM

    Shahid LaLa is The true hero of our nation. He is our legend


  • Dr Ehsan
    Jun 30, 2014 - 12:02AM

    Great job … well done Shahid aAridi & best wishes to Port arthur …


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