Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi met with wrestlers Zaman Anwar, Sharif Tahir for win-ning silver medals and Ali Asad for winning bronze medal in the Common Wealth Games here on Sat-urday.
The CM gave Rs10 lac each to Zaman Anwar, Sharif Tahir respectively and Rs5 lac to Ali Asad as a token of gift. On the occasion, the chief minister announced to establish three sports arena of interna-tional standards in Punjab and said that the arena would be set up in Gujranwala, Multan and Lahore.
He said that the players would be given facilities of international standards in the sports arena.
Pervaiz Elahi also announced to send the wres-tlers abroad for getting training and informed that the wrestlers would be imparted training from the foreign coaches.
He appreciated that the wrestlers brightened the name of Pakistan at the international level by winning medals in the Common Wealth Games. He termed that players like Zaman Anwar, Sharif Tahir and Ali Asad were an asset of Pakistan. He prayed that they may also be embraced with more victories in future.
The CM said that the Punjab government will encourage the players in future as well. —APP