RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met boxer Muhammad Waseem at his office in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
In a tweet, the Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the COAS congratulated Muhammad Waseem for the recent achievement bringing honour for the Country.
“Talent like you is our pride, we are here to support youngsters like you having potential and positive energy,” the COAS.
The 32-year-old boxer Muhammad Waseem defeated the Philippines’ Conrado Tanamor on September 13 for international ranking fight in Dubai. He dedicated his victory to the people of Kashmir.
However when the athlete returned to Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), no government officials received him at the airport.
Over that, the legendary fast bowler and former Pakistan Captain Wasim Akram took to twitter and apologized to Waseem on the behalf of Pakistan for not according him a grand reception, which he truly deserved.
I apologise on the behalf of Pakistan, Sometimes we as a country need to be “smacked on the face” with the fist of reality to wake us up and remind us how we should be treating our hero’s. I’m picking you up from the airport next time myself! Massive congratulations on the win! https://t.co/i7K1S4l2jx
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 15, 2019