RAWALPINDI - M Hanif Abbasi, MNA, has congratulated special athletes on their outstanding performance in the recently-concluded Athens Summer Olympic Games where Pakistani athletes created history by winning 57 medals, a feat which was never achieved before in the sporting history of Pakistan, he revealed this while talking to TheNation exclusively on Saturday. Hanif Abbasi said: We salute our kids who have performed remarkably well at the Olympics and every Pakistani feels proud of their outstanding show. I will talk to the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, who is a sports lover, to arrange a special reception in honour of all these athletes and officials who raised the countrys flag across the globe and brought much needed joy and relief for the countrymen who are facing international sporting isolation just because of the double-standards of the international community, he added. Abbasi has taken special grant from the CM Punjab to construct an international standard hockey stadium at Muslim High School and also taken approval for building two practice pitches for cricket lovers at Shahbaz Sharif Park spending rupees seven million on Jamia High School ground as the rain water stands on the pitch which resulted in disturbance to the players and is also working hard on getting maximum funds for the Pindi youths to engage them in healthy activities. Hanif Abbasi has also congratulated Rawalpindi Rams coach Sabih Azhar and captain Sohail Tanveer for their victory in the Faisal Bank National T20 final by beating their far much superior opponents Karachi Dolphins. In his message to both coach and captain Hanif Abbasi has lauded Pindi team and said, due to coach and captain hard work and combined team efforts Rawalpindi has managed to become the national Twenty20 champions. He announced to hold a grand reception in honour of Rawalpindi Rams team and officials as soon as CM will be available. It is my duty as the representative of the area to look after the sporting heroes of the area and provide them best possible assistance, he concluded.