KARACHI Nazim Korangi Town Advocate Arif Khan hosted an impressive reception in honour of the proud daughter of the area Naseem Hameed, the South Asian Games gold medallist, here on Monday night and handed her Rs. 0.4 million in cash or check promised by different persons on her return home for her achievement in Bangladesh. The Nazim presented a checque of Rs. 100,000 on behalf of township and another Rs.100, 000 in cash which the MQM chief Altaf Hussain had announced for her after she won the 100 meters sprint in Dhaka. Another checque of Rs. 200,000 that Karachi city Nazim Mustafa Kamal had announced for the athlete was handed over to her. EDO CDGK Rehana Saif specially attended the reception to present the checque on behalf of Mustafa Kamal. Speaking on the occasion, Korangi Nazim Arif Khan praised Naseem Hameed for her achievement and said she had made proud the resident of Korangi where she had lived and rose to national and international fame. He hoped that the athlete would continue to bring glory for Pakistan and herself in the future. He said the Township would provide her and any other sportspersons of the area all the facilities and encouragement so that they could bring glory for the country. He said a number of playing facilities and stadiums had been constructed during the last four years. There was sufficient number of sporting facilities available to the people in general and for young girls and boys in particular. He said the town had created facilities not available before and it was the responsibility of the parents and boys and girls to put them to good use. He said hard work and dedication and support of the parents were needed to groom talent. Naseem, who provided the most cheerful news to the nation by winning the gold medal, thanked the town Nazim and the MQM chief for honoring her. She said she would continue to work hard and strive harder to bring more good news for fellow Pakistanis. She said though winning the gold may look a personal achievement but it could not have been possible without the support and encouragement of a number of persons from her school, and college days. Ms. Abida Perveen, DPE of Government womens college Korangi VI where Naseem Hameed studied, said it was a proud day for the residents of Korangi that the daughter of the locality had brought honours to the area and Pakistan. She said Korangi tops in producing a number of sportspersons from the area. There was huge interest amongst boys and girls of the area to take up sports because almost every school or college has open spaces or their own sports facilities which was readily available for the youth of the areas. She, however, said there was no athletic track in the areas but one track could be laid at Korangi stadium. She said she had suggested for laying the track at Korangi stadium and hoped that efforts would be made to lay a track. There were a number of sports facilities for other sports except for athletics, she added.