Air Vice Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi on Wednesday was unanimously elected as Senior Vice President of Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF).
Shahid was elected as Senior VP PSF in the 44th Annual General Council Meeting (AGM) of PSF held here at Air Headquarters. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), who is also President Pakistan Squash Federation presided over the meeting.
Squash legends Qamar Zaman, Jahangir Khan, Jansher Khan, representatives from provincial squash associations and affiliated members were also present on the occasion. During the meeting, performance of the Federation and facts pertaining to the game of squash were also discussed.
Addressing the general council members, Air Chief thanked them for their participation and offered whole hearted support of PAF as well as PSF for the promotion of squash. While showing his satisfaction over revival of international squash in Pakistan, he urged the provincial squash associations to make concerted efforts to expand the game of squash.
He urged the players to focus on the game and further improve their physical and mental strength. Besides assuring financial and administrative support by PAF, he urged the member associations to generate further resources to meet the challenging task in a befitting manner.
He directed them to promote squash at grass-roots level through district and provincial leagues and also introduce the game at school, college level to explore new talent.
The President PSF said that PSF would continue to sponsor men and women players in international team events for which their selection would be done through transparent trials and performance. Moreover, in PSA events performance based sponsorship would also be given.—APP