Hat-maker gifts his finest Jinnah Cap to Imran Khan on I-Day

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A third-generation Jinnah Cap manufacturer, Abbas Ali, whose forefathers have had the honour of dressing former prime ministers and presidents’ heads, has forwarded one his finest made Jinnah cap to the would-be premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

The gift was passed on to Imran Khan through a family friend and MNA-elect Malik Amir Dogar. PTI’s Dogar, who won his seat from Multan’s NA-155 constituency, presented the cap to Imran Khan two days ago.

“I made a special cap for Imran Khan and gifted it to him for Independence Day due of its relevance to the founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah,” he said while speaking to a private media outlet. He added that the art of knitting caps had been handed down to a third generation from his grandfather, who used to make caps for the founding father of the country.

“Later, my father, Nisar Ali, learnt this art from his father and taught me.”

Ali claimed that former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former president Asif Ali Zardari, former chief justice of Pakistan Tasadduq Hussain Jillani and former Lahore High Court chief justice Umar Atta Bandyal also had worn caps knitted by his father.

Saying that his family also gifted some of the caps to Jinnah, his peers in the subcontinent and other political leaders of the Muslim world, he regretted the fact that the Jinnah Cap was no longer worn by politicians and others.

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