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Amir, Gul praised by IPC minister

29 April, 2014

KARACHI: Asian squash champion Aamir Atlas Khan and national coach Jamshed Gul were praised for their services in a meeting with minister Inter-Provinvial Coordination (IPC) Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada.

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The meeting took place on Monday and Aamir's younger brother Danish was also present on the occasion in Islamabad.

"We've briefed Pirzada about the problems that the game of squash and its players are facing currently," Gul told The Express Tribune.

"The minister heard our concerns and assured us of his support as we strive to put Pakistan back on the international map. There was a time when we used to rule the world and the same can be achieved with thorough support from the government. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has been doing a lot but the government and corporate sector must also play its role."

Pirzada assured that the ministry of the IPC was well aware of the situation and was committed in providing all its resources to support sports in Pakistan.

Gul revealed that the official himself stressed that the revival of squash was one of his top priorities.

Furthermore, the federal minister appreciated the efforts of Aamir for winning the Asian Senior Squash championship after a gap of 15 years. He also praised the efforts of Danish for winning the Asian junior title twice.

The minister also stated that he would arrange a meeting between Amir, Gul and and Danish along with Mohammad Asif (former world snooker champion) with the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain.

Moreover, he commended the hard work of the national head coach for bringing laurels to Pakistan as the country won the Asian event in both junior and senior categories.


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