Punjab Police announced that the cricketer has been given an honorary title, becoming an Honorary District Superintendent of Police (DSP). This prestigious rank was conferred upon him by the provincial Inspector General (IG) Dr Usman Anwar and Additional IG Sultan Ahmed Chaudhry. Shadab Khan will now also serve as the official ambassador of the police force. Following his appointment, he was briefed about his responsibilities.
Expressing his pride in serving with Punjab Police, Shadab Khan encouraged the youth to consider joining government sectors and contribute to the country’s development. He stated, ‘I am honored to contribute in a different way. Let’s be the change we want to see. I encourage our next generation to explore opportunities in the government sector for serving our country. Pakistan Zindabad.’
It’s noteworthy that Shadab Khan isn’t the only current Pakistani cricketer venturing into law enforcement. Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah are also serving in the Punjab Police and Balochistan Police, respectively. Currently nursing an injury, Shadab Khan will miss the upcoming five-match T20I series in New Zealand. On the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), he shared his thoughts on being excluded from the Pakistan team. He extended best wishes to the selected players for the bilateral series, assured a swift return to domestic cricket upon recovery, and expressed frustration over the tendency to favor players not selected while criticizing those fulfilling national responsibilities by playing for the country. Shadab urged support for Pakistan captain Shaheen Afridi and the team at this time.