Abbasi to take up Babar’s job case with Punjab CM
ISLAMABAD—Former MNA Muhammad Hanif Abbasi has assured to take up the case of Pakistan’s No 1 cueist Babar Masih with Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif for providing him a decent job.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Shender 41 Snooker Academy at Siddiqui Chowk, Rawalpindi late Saturday night, Abbasi said the Punjab Chief Minister was keen for development of sports and sympathetic towards sportsmen. He would surely do something for Babar, who was the national hero, he added.
He said there were no sports complexes and playgrounds for children in Rawalpindi. The PML-N government had again revived the same for healthy sports activities, he added.
All sports, including cricket, volleyball, football, basketball etc were played by the youth of Rawalpindi, he added.
Abbasi said a ground for only women players had also been constructed at the Waqarun Nisa College Rawalpindi.
“A cricket ground has been established at the Muslim School while a hockey astrotruf will also be laid there soon,” he said.
Referring to the Metro Bus Service, he said approximately 140,000 people enjoyed the facility everyday.
On the occasion, Babar said he wanted to bring laurels for Pakistan but he was in dire need of a job. “I just want to focus on my game instead of going from pillar to post to look for a job,” he added.
He said he was only bread earner of his family.
Rana Saleem Akhtar, SVP, Islamabad Billiards & Snooker Association (IBSA), Faheem Anwar, Secretary General IBSA and other officials were also present at the occasion.—APP