PTF hosts reception in honour of national tennis team.


ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) President Salim Saifullah Khan hosted a reception in honour of the national tennis team members, who had won medals in the recently: concluded 13th South Asian Games, here at Senator Dilawar Abbas, PTF Complex on Saturday. Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani was also present during the reception. While sharing his views, Saifullah said: 'I want to congratulate Aqeel and others for their wonderful performance in Nepal. Their performance was more than satisfactory despite the fact that they had trained for a very short time. We had to send our junior players to Kazakhstan for the Davis Cup Asia: Oceania Group: I tie against India due to international commitments, as India had refused to come and play in Islamabad. Our juniors played like lions and fought with top class Indian players.

Saifullah also lashed out at the government and especially NAB for only conducting inquires everywhere. He said: 'Only inquiries are going on in the country, as no one is caring about sports, which is declining at a fast pace. Everybody wants us to win gold medals and produce world class players, but nobody is aware about the financial situation of the federations. Annual grants were allocated to all the federations in the past, but now we are not receiving these grants from last two years. As sports player: turned politician had taken over the reins of the country, we were expecting...

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