LAHORE – The special athletes who won medals at the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games held at New Castle, Australia, were awarded cash prizes in an impressive ceremony held last night at Karachi Gymkhana. According to SOP media coordinator M Khalid Rehmani, Karachi commissioner Shoaib Siddiqui was chief guest while Afeef Group chairman and sponsor Rashid Siddiqui, PTF vice president Gulzar Firoz, SOP secretary Ronak Lakhani, project director Naseem Ahmed, health athlete program Asma Hasan and Karachi local government director Rubina Asif were also present there. In all, 16 special players and four coaches from Sindh received cash awards and appreciation from all the present on the occasion. The chief guest also announced to introduce a player of the year award for a special athlete.