Fehmida awards cash prizes to athletics for winning medals at SAG.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC), Dr. Fehmida Mirza on Wednesday distributed cheques among the members of Pakistan athletics outfit, who won medals at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG), held in Nepal from December 1 to10 last year.

The athletics players clinched five gold, two silver and six bronze medals at the prestigious event.

Athletes Arshad Nadeem won gold in javelin throw, Uzair Rehman won gold in 200m and bronze medal in 4x100m relay, Muhammad Naeem won gold in 110m hurdles and bronze in 4x100m relay, Mehboob Ali claimed gold in 400m hurdle and bronze in 4x400m relay, Shams-ul-Haq claimed bronze in discus throw and Sami Ullah won bronze medals in 100m and 4x100m relay.

Similarly, Umar Sadat, Abdul Moeed and Nokar Hussain won bronze medals in 4x400m relay.

In women events, Najma Parveen exhibited outstanding performance, claiming gold in 400m hurdles, silver medals in 200m silver in 4x400m and bronze medal in 4x100m relay.

Likewise Sahaib-a-Asra won silver in 4x400m relay and bronze medals in 400m 4x100m relay, while Aneela Gulzar earned sliver in 4x400m relay and bronze in 4x100m relay. Similarly, Rabia Ashiq earned silver medal in 4x400m relay and Esha Imran won in 4x100m relay. 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 Rs.250, 000 each.

A total cash amount of Rs.11.250 million was awarded to the shining starts of both male and female athletes.


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