ISLAMABAD - Pakistan squash pride Aamir Atlas Khan has joined national training camp in Islamabad to prepare well for the upcoming international squash events especially $25,000 PSA event which was allocated to Pakistan after a gap of more than six years.

Talking to The Nation Wednesday, Aamir, who is Asian senior individual squash champion and national champion, said: “I am almost injury-free now and I have been practicing for last two days alongside top national players and head coach Jamshed Gul.”  “I will train as hard as I can for upcoming Kuwait PSA event before returning back to join the national camp once again which is of great significance to all seniors and juniors players to regain full physical and mental toughness,” he added.

“I have given my all to the country and the federation, but I never receive a single call or word of appreciation from President or Prime Minister. I am still waiting the PM may take off some time from his busy schedule and give time to players like me who earned a lot of fame and name for the country,” Aamir asserted.

He added: “I believe I along with Farhan Mehboob can win more titles for the country. My top most priority is to win Asian Games gold for my country and I am working hard for it,” he added.

To a query regarding chances of local players in upcoming $25,000 PSA event, Aamir replied: “Let me assure all, we are more than capable of beating any given player. We will handle top 20 ranked players and if they decide to appear in the event, this event will be of great importance to each one of us. Winning this event will help local players to get more than 400 plus points, which will enhance their PSA rankings. We have bright chances of making it to the final and I think three Pakistani players can make it to the semifinals of the event, if they play with their potential.”