Ab­basi to take up Babar’s job case with Pun­jab CM

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

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

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