February 01, 2019 (PPI-OT): WAPDA honoured its players on winning the medals in
56th National Badminton Championship, held from January 25-31, 2019 at Lahore.
For the purpose, WAPDA Sports Board arranged a prize distribution ceremony at
WAPDA House today. WAPDA Chairman and WAPDA Sports Board Patron-in-Chief Lt Gen
Muzammil Hussain (Retd) was the chief guest of the ceremony, who presented cash
awards to the WAPDA players and their coaches. WAPDA Sports Board office bearers
and senior WAPDA officers were also present on the occasion.
awards was given to Ali Mehdi, Azeem Sarwar, Aoun Abbas, Muhammad Atique, Awais
Zahid, Zonain, Hashir Bashir, Waqas Ahmad, Mahoor Shahzad, Sehra Akram, Aneela
Irshad, Saima Waqas, Huma Javed, Khizra, Zafar Tasneem and Haroon Javed.
Besides winning Women’s Team Title, both Men’s and Women’s Single Titles were
also won by WAPDA players namely Ali Mehdi and Mahoor Shahzad respectively in
the ceremony, WAPDA Chairman congratulated the medallists on their performance.
He expressed the hope that WAPDA players would continue to excel in national as
well as international events. He said that WAPDA, as an organization, has been
promoting sports in Pakistan by providing facilities to its players and taking
measures for their well-being. He further said that WAPDA is our identity and
we should take pride in it.
worth mentioning that WAPDA players have not only been showing their class at
the national level but also bringing laurels to Pakistan in international
competitions. At present, WAPDA is winner in 26 disciplines, and runners-up in
19 games in various national championships. WAPDA is the biggest employer of
sportspersons in Pakistan, as more than 2200 players and sports officials are
associated with various units of WSB across the country, WAPDA has 66 teams –
37 men and 29 women – of different games.
For more information, contact:
Public Relations Division,
Pakistan Water and Power Development
G-32, WAPDA House,
Sharah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore, Pakistan