In a heartwarming event on Thursday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with the talented young athlete, Hamza Khan, who recently achieved victory as the World Junior Squash Champion. During the meeting, the prime minister presented Hamza with a cheque of Rs1 million as a token of appreciation for his remarkable achievements in the sport.
Hamza Khan expressed his gratitude to the prime minister for his recognition and also acknowledged the support he received from the Pakistan Squash Federation. It was evident that the champion athlete was honored to have the opportunity to meet the country’s leader.
During the interaction, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif extended his congratulations to Hamza for his outstanding performance in the World Junior Squash Championship, which took place in Australia. He also took the time to speak with Hamza’s parents in Pashtu, a gesture that touched the hearts of all present.
The prime minister praised Hamza Khan as a source of pride and an asset to the nation. He remarked that the young athlete had made the entire country, including himself, immensely proud by securing the title after several decades. Such achievements by young talents like Hamza are a testament to the potential and talent that exists within Pakistan.
Drawing from his own experience of playing squash, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif described the sport as one of the best games, combining physical fitness, skill, and strategy. He encouraged Hamza to continue his hard work and dedication, setting his sights on winning the senior world title in the future.
Furthermore, the prime minister emphasized the importance of providing world-class sports facilities to the youth of Pakistan. He viewed Hamza Khan as an exemplary role model for the younger generation, inspiring them to pursue their passions and dreams in the field of sports.
To promote sports activities in the country and uplift players like Hamza, the government recently launched national sports initiatives. Notably, the establishment of the first sports university and the provision of technical and financial support for the training of young athletes were significant components of these initiatives.
The meeting was attended by Hamza’s proud parents, Niazullah Khan and his mother, along with Inter-provincial Coordination Minister Ihsanullah Mazari, SAPM Shaza Fatima Khawaja, Inter-provincial Coordination Secretary Hanif Orakzai, and Pakistan Squash Federation Senior Vice President Air Vice Marshal Kazim Hammad. Their presence reflected the collective joy and support of the nation for Hamza Khan’s remarkable achievements.
The meeting between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and World Junior Squash Champion Hamza Khan was a heartwarming display of appreciation and encouragement for the young athlete. The prime minister’s gesture of awarding Rs1 million and his words of praise demonstrated the government’s commitment to promoting sports in the country and nurturing young talents like Hamza. With such support and recognition, the future of sports in Pakistan looks bright, and it is athletes like Hamza who will lead the way to greater success on the international stage.