Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met the Pakistani medalists in Commonwealth Games and Islamic Solidarity Games in Islamabad on Wednesday. He met them soon after returning from his two-day official trip from Qatar.
PM Sharif praised the efforts and achievements of Pakistani athletes in international tournaments. Athlete Arshad Nadeem, who won back-to-back gold medals in both the events in Javelin Throw, demanded PM Sharif provide basic facilities in his village including a hospital. Nadeem urged PM Sharif to make his village a model village.
Following Arshad Nadeem, Shahbaz Sharif addressed the gathering. He started off by praising the athletes for their remarkable achievements. Sharif said these athletes have made the country proud globally; he credited the parents, families, and coaches for the success.
Premier added that the success of the athletes is the result of their efforts, hard work, and perseverance. It also highlights the fact that hard work always bear success. He said these athletes are the pride of the nation; the people of Pakistan are praising and appreciate them. PM Sharif said the nation is watching them with the utmost respect. He added that he believes these athletes will achieve success in the future.
PM Shahbaz Sharif to meet medalists of Commonwealth Games and Islamic Solidarity Games shortly.
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These athletes are an inspiration for potential athletes in Pakistan. He congratulated sports officials on the success. He asked them to find and train the hidden talents of Pakistan. Shahbaz Sharif assured Arshad Nadeem and other athletes that soon all the basic facilities will be provided in their respective villages.
Commenting on the request to increase the award money, he said the country is facing a challenging situation following the devastating flood; government needs more money to save them for relief work and operations. Sharif announced to uplift the ban on departmental sports in the country.