KARACHI: The first ever Pakistan Sports Awards had been held in Karachi on Saturday night to well known the offerings and achievements of Pakistani athletes. Squash legend Jahangir Khan turned into conferred with the lifetime achievement award. Governor Sindh Imran Ismail offered him the trophy. Pakistan’s champion wrestler Mohammad Inam Butt changed into declared the sportsman of the yr. Inam had won the USA’s simplest Gold medal in Commonwealth Games remaining 12 months. Nargis Hazara, the Asian Games Karate medalist, became introduced as the sportswoman of the 12 months. Lahore Qalandars’ gamers improvement programme became provided the first-rate CSR campaign of the year, while the PSL final in Karachi turned into judged as the great sports occasion of the year. The award for the high-quality sportsperson with special talents went to Aamir Ashfaq of Pakistan’s Blind Cricket Team, while Tariq Lutfi gained the nice teach’s an award for the duration of the colorful and prestigious occasion which become attended by way of human beings from distinctive walks of lifestyles. Sana Mir and Shahid Afridi were the winners of humans’ choice award in girls and men’s class, respectively. Renowned journalist Rasheed Shakoor from BBC Urdu was introduced because of the exceptional sports journalist of the yr. Zainab Abbas and Ramiz Raja had been presented satisfactory TV host and sports activities commentator, respectively, while Pakistan’s ladies cricket crew won the team of the 12 months award.
Sports icon awards had been supplied to Aisam ul Haq, Hussain Shah, Mohammad Yousuf, Naseem Hameed, Samiullah and Javed Miandad for his or her achievements in respective categories. Commenting at the awards, the founder and chairman of Pakistan Sports Awards Shoaib Malik said that it turned into every person’s obligation to acknowledge the offerings of our athletes and other unsung heroes who have made Pakistan proud. “It turned into my dream to honor these types of sports activities-folks who’ve introduced laurels for Pakistan.” the all-rounder stated. Ameem ul Haq, the co-founder of the awards, stated that it became the first occasion and is here to stay. He also highlighted that greater than a hundred,000 humans voted for one-of-a-kind athletes all through the web balloting window before the awards. “There can be matters which we couldn’t do this 12 months, we will try this in a subsequent year, making it even bigger,” Haq said.