ISLAMABAD: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt‚ who is also President Pakistan Squash Federation‚ awarded cash prizes to the top Pakistani players at Air Headquarters in Islamabad for their outstanding performance in the recent international events.
Nasir Iqbal and Mansoor Zaman were awarded with cash incentives for playing the final of PSF-POF International Squash Circuit-II at Wah. Syed Ali Mujtaba Bokhari received cash award for winning Gold Medal during recently concluded Asian Junior Individual Championship at Jordan.
Speaking at the occasion‚ the President PSF highlighted efforts for winning glories for the country and appreciated the efforts for bringing international Squash back to Pakistan.
He also acknowledged the representation of Pakistan in the Asian Squash Federation where‚ after eight years‚ Pakistan found its rightful place as Vice President during this year beating an Indian opponent with a clear majority of votes.
He highlighted that after vigorous negotiations with the international squash bodies‚ the PSF got the hosting rights for Asian Junior Team Championship for the year 2015 where large number of teams from Asia are expected to participate. The bidding for hosting the WSF World Cup‚ 2016 is also in process and would prove a landmark in the revival of International squash and sports in Pakistan.