Government awards Pakistan’s Weightlifting and Tennis Team with cash prizes as a token of appreciation

They athletes said that this is the first time they are being recognized and rewarded in the form of cash prizes.

The Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr. Fehmida Mirza has awarded cash prizes to Pakistan’s Weightlifting and Tennis Team as a token of appreciation for their performance in the 13th South Asian Games. The tournament started in Nepal on the 1st of December 2019 and concluded on the 10th  Of December 2019.

The gold medalists were awarded Rs.1 million each. Likewise, silver medalists were granted Rs.500,000 and bronze medalists received a prize of Rs.250,000 each.

A total of Rs 6.25 million was distributed amongst weightlifters and Rs 5.5 million among tennis players.

Dr. Fehmida lauded the efforts of the athletes. She particularly appreciated the parents for encouraging their daughters to take part in sports.

She said these winners are the ambassadors of Pakistan, who are portraying a very progressive image of the country in front of the world with their talent.

The minister added that Pakistan Sports Board (PBS) is tirelessly working to facilitate players and encourage people to join the field. She assured that the Federal Government would provide support and assistance to these young athletes at all fronts.

The athletes also thanked the minister and the government for acknowledging their talents and hard work. They said that this is the first time they are being recognized and rewarded in the form of cash prizes.

Pakistan won 5 Gold, 2 Silver, and 1 Bronze medal in weightlifting. National players also made their mark in Tennis, as they brought home 4 Silver and 8 Bronze medals.

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