Bari wins Mr Pakistan, Zaib Junior Mr Pakistan titles
PESHAWAR—Abdul Bari of Sindh and Shahzaib of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa clinched the titles of the Mr. Pakistan and Junior Mr. Pakistan contests held for the first time in Wadoodia Hall, District Swat on Monday.
More than 100 players and 60 officials took part in 12 different weight categories including six junior and as many senior classes before short-listing one each top position of the Junior and Senior Class for Mr. Pakistan and Junior Mr. Pakistan Bodybuilding Contests held with the financial support of Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Member Provincial Assembly Fazale-Hakeem graced the occasion as chief guest. Director Operation KP Sports Board Tariq Mehmood, Organizing Secretary and Secretary of the Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation Tariq Pervez, DSO Syed Saqlain Shah and a good number of game spectators were also present and witnessed the thrill-packed contests. Speaking on this occasion, MPA Fazal-e-Hakeem lauded Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation for organizing the event in Swat wherein more than 100 players and 60 officials from all across Pakistan took part.
He said it is good that the local players from Malakand Division were also part of the prestigious Mr.Pakistan and Junior Mr. Pakistan titles. He also expressed great satisfaction over holding the Mr. Pakistan and Junior Mr. Pakistan Bodybuilding Contests in District Swat. It would certainly provide due opportunities to the youth of Malakand Division associated with this game, MPA Fazal-e-Hakeen Khan added. He said the present government is giving due important to sports and more such national level events would be organized and support in Swat so that the soft image of Swat,also famous as little Switzerland of Pakistan, to the rest of the world.
He said, the people of Swat in particular and the Malakand Division in general have suffered a lot due to insurgency and militancy. Now with the successful operation against the militants and rendering great sacrifices by the people and jawans of security forces peace has been restored to Swat valley which clearly judge from the fact that more than 100 musclemen came to Swat for the national event from various part of the country, he remarked.
He also lauded the organizing committee for organizing the event in befitting manners. In his welcome address, Organizing Secretary Tariq Pervez disclosed that it is the 64th edition of the Mr. Pakistan and Junior Mr. Pakistan Bodybuilding Contests.
He said as desired by Minister Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the event was organized successfully in Swat valley. He thanked the Minister and Directorate of Sports for ensuring all financial support in this connection. Later, the chief guest gave away trophies and cash prizes.
The Mr. Pakistan title winner was awarded Rs. 0.1 million while Junior Mr. Pakistan got Rs. 50,000 as cash prizes. Trophies and cash prizes were also awarded to the class winners of all 12 categories besides position holders in each of the 12 weight categories.—APP