Haroon awaits grant to go for training in Korea.


ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PKF) was waiting for Pakistan Sports Board's (PSB) response to their request for a grant of Rs two million, to send country's top athlete Haroon Khan to Korea in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers.

'We wrote to PSB one and a half months ago, for Rs two million grant to better prepare our only Olympic hope Haroon, but we have not yet received any reply from them,' PTF President Lt. Col. (R) Waseem Ahmed told reporter.

Waseem said the federation wanted to prepare Haroon for Olympic qualifiers in Korea. 'We wanted to send him for three months training to Korea,' he said.

He said if the plan worked and we got the grant then Haroon would train three months in Korea and then he would go directly...

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