Wahab Riaz, serving as the Sports Advisor to the Chief Minister, has publicly announced a commendable reward of three million rupees in recognition of javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem’s remarkable silver medal victory at the World Athletics Championship. This significant declaration was conveyed via a video message, with explicit directives from the Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi.
Arshad Nadeem etched his name in history as the very first Pakistani athlete to clinch a medal at the prestigious World Athletics Championship in August 2023. Wahab Riaz underscored the immense significance of Arshad Nadeem’s achievement, not only for the athlete himself but also as a groundbreaking moment in Pakistan’s sporting history. He further pledged unwavering support for future accomplishments of this caliber.
Furthermore, Wahab Riaz shed light on the promising prospects for sports and athletes within the region, alluding to the imminent announcement of the Punjab Sports Endowment Fund. He reiterated his steadfast commitment to enhancing the sports sector in the province, aligning with the directives of the Chief Minister.