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Pak-India Blind Cricket T-20 series promotes peace & talent: Hussain

Farzana Mansoor

DUBAI (UAE): Hussain Muhammad, Consul General at Pakistan Consulate General was the Chief Guest at the Post Match Presentation Ceremony of Pakistan-India Blind Cricket T-20 International Series, played at ICC Cricket Academy Dubai, UAE.
The Consul General said that people of Pakistan and India always enjoy cricket matches played between the two countries, but this match had impressed him a lot.
“It was for the first time that I watched a live match played by visually challenged players and their talent has really impressed me a lot. Dubai is a hub for trade, sports and diplomacy that provides an ideal environment for such type of healthy and positive activities among the neighboring countries”, said the Consul General.
Hussain said that cricket and all other sports give the message of peace and promote love amongst people by dispelling misunderstandings and hatred. Congratulating the winning Indian team on today’s victory, the Consul General appreciated the players of Pakistani team for their efforts and also wining the first match of the three matches’ series. “Both the teams played well today. We look forward to a sensational and decisive final match of the tournament taking place on Sunday”, said Hussain.
The Consul General met all players of Pakistani and Indian teams and also presented trophies to men of the matches.
Syed Sultan Shah, Chairman Pakistan Blind Cricket Council presented a memento to the Chief Guest.
He told the audience that with the active support of the concerned philanthropists and donors, the SAF and GCT through a network of charitable schools had been transforming the lives of 35,000 children from impoverished families.
He said the GCT was well on track to expand the number of its charitable schools in Sindh to 250 having the combined capacity to enrol 100,000 children from needy families by the end of 2025.
He informed the audience that last year the GCT had expanded the footprint of its charitable work beyond Sindh for the first time by establishing a school in the Winder area of Balochistan.
SAF CEO, Zafar Malik, shared with the audience the vision of his non-profit to impart technical skills to children from impoverished areas in addition to formal education to enable them to earn for their families in the shortest possible time. He said the SAF had been introducing the programme of providing food rations to children enrolled in its charitable schools to care for their basic health and nutritional needs. He said the SAF had also been building a network of mobile clinics to provide basic healthcare facilities to the rural population especially women in remote areas.
The event was attended by several leading philanthropists, businessmen and industrialist including, Former Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail, President KATI, Jouhar Qandari, Asif Ismail, Zubair Chayya, Farooq Bukhari, Muhammad Ali Majid, Chaudhry Israr, Dr. Kaiser Waheed, Haroon Qassim, Emran Assad, Noor ul Hassan, Ijaz Nisar and Others.