Senior Minister for Sports, Culture, Tourism and Youth Affairs Muhammad Atif Khan Wednesday honored sensational nine-year-old Aysha Khan of winning bronze medal in the 7th Fujairah Open Taekwondo Championship held at United Arab Emirates Sports Complex recently.
Muhammad Atif Khan along with other the members of the provincial assembly and Director General Sports KP held a 30-minute long meeting and awarded a cheque of Rs. 0.1 million to Ayseha Ayaz for her superb performance in the international outings.
Talking to media men, Muhammad Atif Khan appreciated the promising Ayseha Ayaz for winning bronze medal in 27th weight category. It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan claimed two gold medal, one silver and two bronze medals with Ayseha Ayaz, hailing from Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, grabbed bronze medal.
He said it is good that Ayseha won bronze medal by highlighting the talent she has besides giving a message of peace from this part of the world. Ayseha is from Swat which suffered a lot due to insurgency and militancy but they talent the youth have is coming up, Atif Khan added.
He said the government is fully focused on the promotion of sports for both male and female and that is why it has planned to develop separate sports facilities across the province including recently merged tribal districts.
He said despite financial crunch, they have increased the fund allocation for sports because now there will be more players and more games across the province including in the merged tribal districts. “We have things in mind to hold the games of the merger districts in the first week of March this year.
Earlier, Muhammad Atif Khan handed over the cheque of Rs. 100,000/ to Ayseha and 50,000 to her coach and father Ayaz Khan.