Brilliant Aisam set to inspire Pakistan athletes
KARACHI: Tennis celebrity Aisam-ul-Haq who reached the pinnacle of his career in the US Open will be a source of inspiration for the 75-member Pakistan contingent in the Commonwealth Games which runs in the Indian capital New Delhi from October 3 to 14.
He (Aisam) is in high spirits after scaling new heights and his presence in the Games village with compatriots will boost their morale in bringing laurels to the nation.
Pakistan will make its presence felt in seven disciplines besides token participation in para games.
The disciplines include boxing, squash, tennis, wrestling, hockey, shooting, and weightlifting.
Pakistan contingent will fly to Delhi from Lahore on September 29. However, two contingent officials will fly from Karachi to Delhi on Monday.
Pakistan returned with one gold medal, three silvers and one bronze from the Melbourne Games four years back.
Boxing: Maj Nasir Ejaz Tung (manager), Francisco Herandez Roldan and Ejaz Mehmood (coaches), Mohammad Waseem, Haroon Shahid Iqbal Khan, Qadir Khan, Nawaz Dad Khan, Nisar Khan, Meer Wais Khan (players).
Squash: Malik Amjad Ali Noon (official), Aamir Atlas Khan, Farhan Mehboob, Yasir Ali Butt, Danish Atlas Khan (players).
Tennis: Mohammad Khalid (coach), Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Aqeel Khan (players).
Wrestling: Chaudhry Mohammad Asghar (manager), Ghulam Raza Moazen (head coach), Mohammad Anwar (coach), Mohammad Umer, Mohammad Ali, Sarmad Afaq, Azhar Hussain, Mohammad Salman, Mohammad Inam (players).
Hockey: Khawaja Mohammad Junaid (official), Michel Henricus Van Den Heuvel, Ahmed Alam and Ajmal Khan Lodhi (coaches), Faiz-ur-Rehman (physio), Mohammad Nadeem Khan Lodhi (video analyst), Abdul Haseem Khan, Fareed Ahmed, Imran Shah, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Kashif Javed, Mohammad Rashid, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Tousiq, Mohammad Umer Bhutta, Mohammad Waqas, Rehan Butt, Shafqat Rasool, Shakeel Abbasi, Waseem Ahmed, Zeeshan Ashraf (players).
Shooting: Razi Ahmed Khan (coach), Tazeem Akhtar Abbasi, Irshad Ali, Aamer Iqbal, Kaleemullah Khan, Sheikh Amin Karamat Masood, Mustaqeem Shah, Ahmed Sultan (players).
Weightlifting: Mohammad Ilyas Butt and Rashed Mahmood (coaches), Abdullah Ghafoor, Mohammad Ishtiaq Ghafoor, Mati-ur-Rehman, Khurram Shahzad, Shujauddin Malik, Sajjad Amin Malik (players).
Para Games: Akbar Ali Mughal (athletics coach), Raheel Anwar and Asghar Ali (player/athletics), Zareef Hussain Siddique (power lifting coach), Nasir Butt (player/power lifting).
Dr. Syed Mohammad Ali Shah (chef-de-mission), Lal Chand (deputy chef-de-mission), Mohammad Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera (treasurer), Ahmed Ali Rajput (admin officer I), Idrees Haider Khawaja (admin officer II), Khursheed Alam Pervez Rizvi (doctor).
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