Press Release

Sports Minister to Give Away Cash Award to Asian Games Medalists

The cash award ceremony for medal winners of 16th Asian Games, Guangzhou, China will be held on February 3, 2011 at 3 pm in Jinnah Hall, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.

Federal Minister for Sports, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, will give away the cash awards to all the medalists of Hockey, Squash (Team event & individual), Wushu, Snooker and Kabbadi. Qasim Zia, President Pakistan Hockey Federation will receive the cash awards on behalf of hockey players as they are busy in playing national championship.

The names of recipients of cash award include Hockey players Zeeshan Ashraf, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Irfan, Waseem Ahmed, Muhammad Rashid, Fareed Ahmed, Shafqat Rasool, Rehan Butt, Shakeel Abbasi, Abdul Haseem Khan, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Zubair, Salman Akbar, Muhammad Tousiq and Sohail Abbas. Squash players include Amir Atlas Khan, Farhan Mehboob, Yasir Ali Butt, and Danish Atlas Khan. Ijaz Ahmed of Wush will receive cash award. Kabbadi team includes Wajid Ali, Muhammad Arshad, Atif Waheed, Abdul Mukhtar, Akhlaq Hussain, Ibrar Hussain, Maqbool Ali, Ibrar Khan, Muhammad Ali, Nasir Ali, Muhammad Khalid and Wasim Sajjad. The cueists include Imran Shahzad, Sohail Shahzad and Shahram Changezi.


Faik Ali Chachar
Director (PR & MM)
Pakistan Sports Board