ISLAMABAD Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) awarded cash prizes to the PAF players who won medals in the 11th South Asian Games 2010 in various sports disciplines in a ceremony held here at the Air Headquarters on Saturday. PAF athletes took part in different individual and team events of the eight-nation regional sports gala that concluded on February 9, 2010. PAF players lifted three gold, seven silvers and one bronze medal for Pakistan as this is the best performance of PAFs players in the history of the South Asian Games. Senior technician Mohsin Ali brought laurels to the nation by winning gold medal in 100-metre hurdle race and was awarded cash award of half million rupees. Junior technician Kaleem Ullah was given pocketed Rs 400,000 on his remarkable performance. He got two silvers and one bronze medal in individual and team events of shooting. Other medal winners have also been awarded cash prizes and promotions. On this eve, Rao Qamar hailed the performance of the national athletes and said that PAF would continue to help the sports in the country and all efforts would be made to polish the talent of the sportsmen through professional coaching and training. Later, Air Chief also awarded cash prizes to PAF players, who won medals in other national and international sports events. Duo of boxers had claimed silver medals in the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing Tournament which was held at Karachi from January 1 to 8, 2010 in which 96 boxers from 17 countries participated in the tournament. PAF hockey player Corporal technician Muhammad Mushtaq was the member of Pakistan junior hockey team that won the Asian Juniors Hockey Cup 2009 at Myanmar. It is also pertinent to mention that PAF squash team won the Inter-services Squash Championship consecutively for the last ten times.