PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan Thursday awarded cash incentives of Rs 0.2 million and announced the installation of a separate mat for the female in Mingora on the request of eight-year-old Aysha Ayaz who won a bronze medal for Pakistan in the 7th Fujairah Open Taekwondo Championship held at United Arab Emirates Sports Complex.

The Chief Minister during a meeting with Ayseha appreciated her for winning international medal for Pakistan in the age of eight-year.

Ayseha was accompanied by Director General Sports Junaid Khan, President Sports Writers Association KP Ijaz Ahmad, Secretary Pakistan Taekwondo Federation Murtaza Hassan Bangash and her father and coach Ayaz Niak. The Chief Minister handed over the cheque to Ayseha for winning a bronze medal in the 27kg weight category.

It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan claimed two gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals with Ayseha Ayaz, hailing from Swat, grabbed the bronze medal in the individual category.

Ayesha, 8, with her brothers Zaryab Khan, 7, and Zeeyab Khan, 5. The three siblings and their father are Taekwondo practitioners.
Ayesha, 8, with her brothers Zaryab Khan, 7, and Zeeyab Khan, 5. The three siblings and their father are Taekwondo practitioners.

Pakistani taekwondo fighters won medals when Sinan Ashfaq Ahmed secured a gold medal by defeating Egypt’s Mohamed Aly who took the silver medal and Abdulla Ahmed Ibrahim Mohamed of the UAE and Arifullah Khan of Pakistan won the bronze respectively in the same category. Mariam Sayed of the UAE took the gold medal while Fatma Rajab Al Bulushi of Oman won the silver medal in the 27kg category. Tara Vishwakarthik was the second bronze medal winner. The other medal winners comprising Sinan Ashfaq (Gold Medal), Muhammad Danish (Gold Medal), Taimur Saeed (Silver Medal), Ayesha Ayaz (Bronze Medal), Arif Ullah (Bronze Medal).

The Chief Minister said that Ayesha has shown her talent and expressed the hope that she would continue her hardworking so as to achieve more laurel. The Chief Minister said that Ayseha performance would give a good message to the world about that talent in Swat.

He said the government is fully focused on the promotion of sports for both male and female and has planned to develop separate sports facilities across the province including recently merged tribal districts for female. The Chief Minister also announced a separate mat for the female in Swat.

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