Fahmida lauds medal-winning squash juniors

ISLAMABAD     –   Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Minister Dr Fahmida Mirza has lauded Pakistan Squash Federation’s function of spending big sum of money on junior gamers, which is paying nice dividend, as Pakistani juniors are giving distinctive leads to the worldwide enviornment.

Dr Fahmida expressed these views throughout the money award ceremony for the squash gamers, who gained laurels for the nation in several worldwide tournaments right here at Mushaf Squash Advanced on Monday. Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) senior vice chairman Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi, PSB Director Normal Arif Ibrahim, PSF secretary Group Captain Tahir Sultan, PSB Director Media Shazia Ejaz and others have been additionally current on the event.

The IPC Minister stated: “Squash gave Pakistan various worldwide medals. Pakistan produced world champions on this recreation, who dominated the squash world for many years. The sport was declining quick, however with the honest efforts of PSF President Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, SVP Shahid Alvi and the administration, Pakistani juniors have began creating waves in squash circles.

“I’m very glad to witness the current data of Pakistani gamers, who’re doing good job at worldwide stage. I want good luck to Pakistan junior workforce, which goes to participate within the World Junior Staff Championship to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and I’m positive with the exhausting work, dedication and efforts put in by coaches, trainers and gamers, the workforce will return as champions, similar to in 2017,” she stated.

The IPC Minister stated she had witnessed junior gamers and he or she is admittedly impressed with their coaching and health ranges. “I do know they want amenities and worldwide publicity and I guarantee these gamers of all-out help and the perfect amenities. I would like our senior gamers to pay heed in direction of profitable PSA and main rating tournaments for Pakistan, similar to Qamar Zaman, Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan had completed for the nation.

“It is rather vital that our senior gamers should fulfill their potential and attempt to give greater than 100 p.c. I do know they’ve the flexibility and the federation has invested thousands and thousands on these gamers, so it’s their nationwide and ethical obligation to payback in the absolute best method,” she added.

Dr Fahmida stated that she expects non-public sector to assist the federations, who’re producing glorious outcomes, as with out non-public sector assist, solely authorities can’t bear big funds required for the uplift of sports activities. I’ve began distributing money incentives amongst all of the medal winners of various video games, and those that are working day and evening to maintain Pakistani flag fly excessive on the earth of sports activities.

“I as soon as once more promise that I’ll discuss to PM and attempt to get extra funds for the athletes and federations, however let me guarantee and made it very clear that solely these federations and gamers, who’re acting at world stage, will get funds, as after the passage of 18th modification, sports activities have been provincial matter, even then federal authorities is alive to the scenario and lending the absolute best assist to athletes and federations.

She asserted: “Hockey, tennis and even cricket have to work on trendy strains and benefit should prevail in each area. With out giving probabilities to the perfect of the lot, we will’t anticipate to carry out effectively at worldwide stage. I hope like PSF, different federations will put in identical efforts to assist gamers win medals. I congratulate gamers for profitable 75 medals in squash.

“We’re taking sports activities diplomacy initiative and shortly a convention shall be held on this regard. I request media homes to spare a minimum of an hour for sports activities programmes to draw the youth. I additionally congratulate Pakistani parliamentarians’ cricket workforce for profitable the primary World Cup in England. It’s certainly an amazing honour for Pakistan and parliament,” Dr Fahmida concluded.

An exhibition squash match was additionally performed between the 2 members of Pakistan junior workforce, which can participate in World Junior Staff Championship. Haris Qasim and Hamza Sharif each began the primary recreation on excessive tempo, however it was Haris who took it 11-7. Within the second recreation, Haris as soon as once more prevailed and gained the sport 11-Eight and took the third recreation 11-9. Later, money awards have been distributed among the many medal winners.

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