Water and Power Development Authority honours its athletes for bringing laurels to Pakistan

Lahore, November 23, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) today had a meeting with its three athletes at WAPDA House to recognize their excellent performance at international level.

The athletes, who were honoured, included Muhammad Nauh Dastgir Butt, Usman Amjad Rathore and Mehmood Heera. Their coaches and managers also attended the event.

WAPDA Chairman Zafar Mahmood, Member (Water), Member (Power), Member (Finance), Director (Administration)/President WAPDA Sports Board, Secretary WAPDA, Chief Executive Officers of Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) and Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO) and senior officers of WAPDA Sports Board were present in the ceremony.

While paying homage to the three athletes, WAPDA Chairman said that WAPDA was proud of them because they brought glory to the nation and the country. He expressed the hope that WAPDA players would continue to bring laurels to Pakistan in international events in the days to come. WAPDA Chairman also presented souvenirs and cash prizes to the athletes.

It is pertinent to mention that WAPDA weightlifter Muhammad Nauh Dastgir Butt won two gold medals, one each in junior and youth competitions, and one bronze medal in senior competition during Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship held at Pune, India last month. WAPDA weightlifter Usman Amjad Rathore secured silver medal in senior competition of the championship. WAPDA Powerlifter Mehmood Heera won silver medal in 110 kg-weight category during Asian Bench Press Powerlifting Championship held at Muscat, Oman in October this year.

Apart from achievements at international level, WAPDA, at present, is national champion in 15 men and 12 women sports disciplines, whereas runners-up in 12 men and 8 women sports disciplines.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore
Tel: +92-42-99202633
Fax: +92-42-99203144
Cell: +92-333-4458293
Email: mabidrana@gmail.com
Website: www.wapda.gov.pk