View Full Version : PBF needs instant fiscal assistance

ubaid awan
23rd January 2010, 22:11
KARACHI: Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) is facing acute financial crises after holding Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing Championship and the federation needs financial assistance from the government. This was stated by President PBF Doda Khan Bhutto.

Vice president of PBF Iqbal Hussain; General Secretary Muhammad Akram Khan; Chairman R/J Commission Ali Akber Shah Qadri and other officials were also presence on this occasion.

We have been given only Rs3.3 million to arrange the tournament while our expenditure was almost Rs7 million, he said, adding we are now looking forward whether the government would fulfill its promises it has made for the provision of the remaining amount or not.

President PBF also appreciated the role of media, saying “the tournament was given proper coverage by the media for which we are greatly thankful to all media outlets”.

He also paid thanks to Federal Minister for Sports Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, Minister for Inter-provisional Coordination Pir Syed Aftab Shah Jilani and Secretary Sports Anis-ul-Hasnain for their cooperation in this regard.

However, he lamented that the City District Government and provisional government did not support the federation to successfully arrange the event. PBF president said our team will participate in South Asian Federation Games (SAF Games).

Speaking on the occasion, General Secretary PBF said SAF Games organisers have changed boxing categories — a decision that blocked ways for three of our heavy boxers namely Nisar Khan (75kg), Yasir Javed (91kg) and Mir Waiz Khan (91 plus) category to participate in the event.