Pakistan Consulate in Birmingham hosts athletes

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Pakistan Consulate Birmingham hosts Pakistani Commonwealth Games athletes

Birmingham, 5 August 2022 (TDI): Pakistan Consulate in Birmingham hosted Pakistani Commonwealth Games 2022 medalists and gave them a warm welcome, on Friday.

The reception was hosted in honour of the Pakistani contingent who participated in the Commonwealth Games 2022 hosted at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. Consul General of Pakistan to Birmingham, Sardar Adnan Rashid, welcomed the athletes at the Consulate.

Sardar Adnan praised the outstanding sportsmanship of Pakistan’s contingent at the Commonwealth Games 2022.  Additionally, he said, “It is a great honour for Pakistan that Nooh Butt and Shah Hussain Shah have won medals at the prestigious Games.”

They have made us all proud through their outstanding performance,” Sardar Adnan said. Moreover, the Consul General expressed good wishes for other athletes featuring in various disciplines. The Consul General said, “Sportspersons are goodwill ambassadors, who project a soft image of the country.”

Pakistan Olympic Assosciation

Pakistani athletes were welcomed in the presence of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) members. Moreover, the President of the POA, Lt. General (R) Arif Hussain was also present. He thanked the Pakistan Consulate in Birmingham for arranging the reception for Pakistani medalists.

Additionally, he said that the POA is serving as a platform that offers exposure to Pakistani athletes to showcase their skills internationally while also learning from fellow athletes from different countries.

Appreciation from guests

Moreover, several other guests also attended the reception of the Pakistani contingent at the Consulate. These included the United Kingdom Labour City Councillor Cabinet Member, Majid Mahmood.

Moreover, the Labour Party Board Member, Naz Rasheed also met the athletes and praised their performance at the Games. Additionally, the Labour Councillor for Pype Hayes, Basharat Mahmood, also particularly praised the outstanding sportsmanship of Nooh Butt.

The Senior Youth Worker at Birmingham City Council, Darnish Amraz, also praised the skills and talent of the Pakistani contingent.

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