Lahore: International Medallist in Wrestling and Senior’s Tennis, Senior Vice-President Pakistan Tennis Federation, Ex-Manager Coach Nation Wrestling and Kabaddi Teams Muhammad Asif Dar has said that Pakistan’s performance in the recently concluded at Glasgow have been appreciated by selected sports circle including sports minister and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Selected media both print and electronic have also highlighted this performance.
Above table shows the performance of Pakistan and countries who have finished higher than Pakistan. Sports lovers are requested to minutely go through the above table and assess does Pakistan’s performance be praised or deplored. What does Bilawal Bhutto know about sports and same goes true for our sports minister, who was chief guest in the national games when Sahi led Olympics Association organised national games in June 2013.
But when Sahi’s staunch opponent General Arif Hasan led Olympic Association designated him chief of the mission of the Glasgow bound contingent, he not only immediately put his weight in Arif Hasan’s group but started criticising General Sahi group.When youth games were organised Hamza Shahbaz, Rana Mashood and DG Punjab Sports Usman were even more vocal than Bilawal while claiming in 2013 that Pakistan will win lot of gold medals in the future competitions including Rio Olympics in 2016. Perhaps they don’t know the difference between Olympic Games and regional competitions.
In the present scenario it looks their booking their seats for Korea bound contingent for the Asian Games where even medallists of the Commonwealth Games may not go near the victory stand, what to talk of other sportsmen. However, the added games like Kabaddi, Squash, Hockey they have a chance to be among the medal winners. It may also be noticed that even if you win 100 gold medals one discipline like shop lifting neutralises all your achievements, so efforts should be made to avoid Commonwealth Games like shoplifting case.