Dr. Fehmida Mirza distributes cheques among athletes.

PESHAWAR -- Federal Minister for IPC Dr Fehmida Mirza distributed cheques among the players of Athletics Federation of Pakistan, who won medals during 13th South Asian Games held in Nepal from 1-10 December, 2019.

Athletics players won 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 6 Bronze medals. Athletes Arshad Nadeem won (Javelin Throw gold), Uzair Rehman won (200 M, gold; 4x100 M relay bronze), Muhammad Naeem won (110 M hurdles gold, 4x100 M relay bronze), Mehboob Ali won (400 M hurdersls gold, 4x400 M relay bronze), Shams-ul-Haq won (discuss throw bronze), Sami Ullah won (100 M bronze, 4x100 M raley bronze), Umar Sadat won (4x400 M relay bronze), Abdul Moeed won (4x400 M relay bronze), Nokar Hussain won (4x400 M relay bronze) and Muhammad Shahbaz won (4x400 M relay bronze).

In women events, Ms. Najma Parveen won (400 M hurdles gold, 200 M silver, 4x400 M relay silver, 4x100 M relay bronze), Ms. Sahaib-a-Asra won (4x400 M relay silver, 400 M bronze, 4x100 M relay bronze), Ms. Aneela Gulzar won (4x400 M relay silver, 4x100 M relay bronze), Ms. Rabia Ashiq won (4x400 M relay silver) and Ms. Esha Imran won (4x100 M relay bronze).

In line with approved cash award policy, gold medalists were given Rs.1.000 million each, silver medalists got Rs.500, 000/- while bronze medalists received cheques of Rs.250, 000/- each. Total cash awards amounting to Rs.11.250 million have been awarded to the shining starts both male and female. Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of IPC Ms. Saima Nadeem, Secretary Ministry of IPC Muhammad Ali Shahzada, Muhammad Zafar Secretary General Athletic Federation of Pakistan and Muhammad Azam Dar Deputy DG PSB were present on the occasion.

Talking to the players, Dr. Fehmida Mirza Minister for IPC and President PSB congratulated not only the medal winners, who are ambassadors of Pakistan, but also thanked parents of the players who encouraged and supported their children to take part in the games.

She informed that a series of meetings and thorough deliberations were held to select the contingent on merit enabling to ensure value for government exchequer and achieve better results. She shared the proud moments of the prize distribution ceremony when flag of...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT