West Indies captain Darren Sammy "given Pakistani citizenship"

02:35 PM | 26 Apr, 2016
West Indies captain Darren Sammy
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Darren Sammy is 'Sammy Khan' now!

If you are a fan of West Indies skipper Darren Sammy and a Pakistani as well, here is the biggest news of the day for you; Sammy has been "granted honorary citizenship of Pakistan."

The dramatic development took place when the owner of Pakistan Super League's Peshawar Zalmi team, Javed Afridi, tweeted and requested the Government of Pakistan to grant citizenship to Darren Sammy for his love for this nation.

'Sammy Khan'

Following Afridi's tweet, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak announced citizenship for the West Indian captain.

And Sammy accepted the offer, saying it was an honour for him .

Interestingly, Darren Sammy used Pashto language as medium of communication. According to the World Cup wining team's skipper Javed Afridi had taught him Pashto.

However, the whole development turned out to be false when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the ruling party of KPK, revealed that Pervez Khatak's twitter account used for this announcement was fake.

And here are the final words:

Darren Sammy has not been granted Pakistani citizenship yet. However Javed Afridi has claimed to have forwarded a request to President Mamnoon Hussain in this regard.

It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that no Pakistani chief minister, by any law, can grant citizenship to any foreigner. Federal Interior Ministry takes measurements to this effect with coordination of President Office.