EXCLUSIVE: Amir Khan breaches COVID rules AGAIN

EXCLUSIVE: Amir Khan breaches COVID rules AGAIN as he embraces Pakistan politician two days before he tested positive for virus, then attended awards ceremony in Dubai where he shook hands with Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Khan shook hands and posed for pictures with Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister of Punjab province, during a high-profile boxing event on 19 December  
  • Buzdar tested positive for the virus just 48 hours later 
  • Just a day after Pakistani media reported it, Khan met with the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan without wearing a mask  
  • Khan has since jetted off to Dubai where he warmly embraced Cristiano Ronaldo at an awards ceremony on Sunday 
  • Under the rules, Khan should have been maintaining a two-metre distance and wearing a face mask wherever possible
  • Khan and Faryal’s trip to Pakistani and Dubai was already controversial after she was criticised for travelling abroad despite experiencing Covid-19 symptoms 
  • This is the latest in a series of coronavirus transgressions that have repeatedly seen him and his wife mired in controversy over the past year  

Amir Khan has breached Covid-19 regulations again after meeting up-close a senior Pakistani politician who tested positive for the virus just 48 hours later.

Khan shook hands and posed for pictures with Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister of Punjab province, during a high-profile boxing event on 19 December that he helped organise in the country.

But instead of adhering to rules for those who come into contact with anyone testing positive, Khan jetted off to Dubai where he warmly embraced Cristiano Ronaldo at an awards ceremony on Sunday.

Breached: Amir Khan has breached Covid-19 regulations again after meeting up-close a senior Pakistani politician who tested positive for the virus just 48 hours later

Under the rules, Khan should have been maintaining a two-metre distance and wearing a face mask wherever possible. Those exhibiting symptoms are required to get a test.

Khan had been in Pakistan for a series of high-profile boxing bouts which took place at the Governor’s House in Lahore. He was also accompanied by his wife Faryal Makhdoom who stood next to Mr Buzdar for the cameras.

Just a week after the Chief Minister tested positive, Khan headed off to Dubai for the Globe Soccer Awards, posting a picture on his Instagram account in which he and Ronaldo are warmly clutching hands with the footballer placing his arm around him.

Faryal, 29 also attended the glitzy event, cutting a glamorous figure alongside Khan, 34.

Event: Instead of adhering to rules for those who come into contact with anyone testing positive, Khan jetted off to Dubai where he warmly embraced Cristiano Ronaldo at an awards ceremony on Sunday 

Pictured: Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom posed for pictures with Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister of Punjab province, during a high-profile boxing event on 19 December that he helped organise in the country 

But Ronaldo, who picked up the Player of the Century award in Dubai was not the only high-profile personality who Khan got close to following news of Mr Buzdar’s positive result.

Just a day after Pakistani media reported it, Khan met with the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In one photograph posted on his Instagram account, the boxer can be seen walking alongside the Pakistani premier and a senior military general, without a mask.

Khan also posted a picture of himself alongside two senior Pakistani policemen revealing that they had enjoyed a ‘Late night bbq.’

Contact: Khan shook hands and posed for pictures with Buzdar with both of them not wearing face masks at the event

Announcement: On 21 December, just 48 hours later, Buzdar tested positive for COVID-19 

Khan and Faryal’s trip to Pakistani and Dubai over Christmas and New Year was already controversial after she was criticised for travelling abroad despite experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.

Faryal had bragged about losing six pounds (2.7 kgs) during a questions and answer session with her 900,000 followers on Instagram – having lost her sense of taste and smell, one of the symptoms of the coronavirus.

Anyone displaying symptoms should not be able to fly.

Visit: Khan had been in Pakistan for a series of high-profile boxing bouts which took place at the Governor’s House in Lahore (pictured with Usman Buzdar) 

Stepping out: Just a day after Pakistani media reported it, Khan met with the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. In one snap posted on Instagram, the boxer – far right, can be seen walking alongside the Pakistani premier and a senior military general, without a mask 

Khan’s actions in Pakistan and Dubai are just the latest in a series of Covid-19 transgressions that have repeatedly seen him, and his wife mired in controversy over the past year.

Earlier this month, a surprise birthday party was held for him with at least 18 people in a luxurious mansion.

The former world champion from Bolton, Greater Manchester, posted a video of the large gathering on his social media, telling the camera: ‘All the boys are here.’

Khan said the party was a ‘surprise’ with his family and friends also appearing to have hired a private chef and installed a huge sign in lights displaying his nickname ‘King’.

Glam: Just a week after the Chief Minister tested positive, Khan headed off to Dubai for the Globe Soccer Awards with wife Faryal Makhdoom (pictured at the event on Sunday) 

In May, he hosted a family birthday party for his six-year-old daughter.

The boxer and Faryal held the surprise bash for Lamaisah at their home in Bolton and he could not resist posting a video of the event to his 1.3 million Instagram followers.

In the 55 second clip of Lamaisah’s birthday, at least nine relatives could be seen gathered and waiting to surprise the little girl with a cake, contrary to Covid-19 regulations.

A month before in April, Khan ignored social distancing rules after an emotional reunion with his parents, siblings and other relatives for Eid.

That some month, he was criticised for hosting a takeaway dinner for five friends at his home while the country was in lockdown.

‘I’ve lost six pounds’: Khan and Faryal’s trip to Pakistani and Dubai over Christmas and New Year was already controversial after she was criticised for travelling abroad despite experiencing Covid-19 symptoms such as lost sense of taste and smell 

Flouting: This comes days after Amir was accused of blatantly breaching coronavirus rules after a birthday party was held with at least 18 people in a luxurious mansion

Ironically, the boxer had earlier posted a video urging people to remain in their homes and follow the government’s coronavirus advice on social distancing.

In a grovelling apology, Amir told MailOnline: ‘I was wrong and I’m truly sorry to the British public. I should not have had this party for my friends and as soon as I posted the video, I realised that it was sending out the wrong message.

‘It was really silly of me and a very stupid thing to do. I put myself in danger and also my friends. I wish I’d listened to my own advice.

‘I can understand why some people are calling me a hypocrite, but I want to promise them, I will not do something like this again.’

Khan has been contacted for comment about his trip to Pakistan and Dubai.

Bragging: Former world champion boxer Amir from Bolton, Greater Manchester, recently posted a video of the large gathering, telling the camera ‘all the boys are here’

Celebrating: Boxer Amir poses with his birthday cake at his party which was held at a hired property

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