ISLAMABAD - Agha Saud Khan 16 is fast making a mark in badminton circles, as the young lad had won bronze medal in the recently concluded National Games in Islamabad. In an interview with The Nation on Tuesday Saud said: “I just started to take interest in badminton last year, before that I was taking part in swimming competitions, but all my friends were playing badminton, that inspired me and I decided to quit swimming and started taking interest in badminton.” Saud said he trained under caoch Tahir Ishaq, a former five-time national champion who helped a lot in improving his game. He said he had won the Punjab Open Badminton Championship held in February this year in Islamabad and then he helped Islamabad to win bronze medal in the recently concluded National Games in Islamabad. Saud said it was his dream to win world championship for country, a feat which no one had achieved so far. Saud said government help was vital to help flourish this sport in the country. “It is quite unfortunate that parallel bodies of the Pakistan Badminton Federation are destroying this beautiful sports and that is the main reason World Badminton Federation has imposed ban on Pakistan from participating at international events. The parallel bodies must sit together and resolve their personal issues, which would not only help the country in producing world class players but also help the players to participate in international events and showcase their skills in front of world's best.” –Staff Reporter