It surprised the whole nation when Pakistan became victorious of IBSF world snooker championship after 18 years; it was Mohammad Asif who made the nation proud. He toured Sofia, Bulgaria without a coach and won the world title for Pakistan, which is indeed an unprecedented success. We can win several world titles in sports, if ample budget is allocated and properly utilized. Unfortunately, we still have to learn the importance of sports and to know that it is the best way to convey the message of peace to the world. Our neighbor and friend China has remained brilliant in sports throughout the world; we should make the most of it by hiring Chinese coaches to hunt talent, train them and enable them to compete with world class athletes. Let sports be free of politics, and funds be properly utilised, then surely we can see our flag raised in many mega events such as Olympics and the Common Wealth Games.


Ghotki, December 5.