ISLAMABAD, June 6 (APP): Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air
Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, who is also President
Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) Monday underlined the need for
collective efforts by the provincial squash associations and other
PSF members to promote the game.

Presiding over the 43rd Annual General meeting of PSF at the
Air Headquarters here, he urged the players to focus on the game and
further improve their physical and mental strength. Representatives
of provincial squash associations, affiliated members and Pakistan
Sports Board were also present in the meeting.

The meeting also unanimously elected Qamar Zaman and Tahir
Khanzada as Vice Presidents of PSF for a period of four years.
Assuring financial and administrative support by PAF, the PSF
President asked the member associations to generate further
resources to meet the challenging task through an improved system.

Sohail Aman directed the member associations to promote Squash
at the grassroots level and increase the number of players.

He also desired to introduce the game in schools and colleges
and extract talent for their further grooming at the national and
international level.

Addressing the general council members, President PSF thanked
them for their participation and offered whole hearted support of
PAF as well as PSF for the promotion of Squash.

While reviewing PSF activities during the year 2015, the
President PSF showed his satisfaction over the hectic efforts being
made for the revival of international squash in Pakistan,
development of academies and some outstanding performances by the
Pakistani players and winning Gold and Silver medals during the Asian and World level competitions.

The successful conduct of Pakistan-Egypt Squash Series at PAF
Museum, recent victory of Pakistan team during Asian Team
Championship, 2016 and holding of four major PSA tournaments of $
25,000 prize money each with international players participation was
also lauded by the general council.

The performance evaluation of provincial associations for the
year 2015 was also carried out by the general council.

The KP Squash Association was awarded the Winner’s Trophy for
Pride of Performance; whereas, Punjab Squash Association stood
runners up.

The President PSF presented trophies to the representatives of
provincial associations.

The council meeting also agreed that the PSF would continue to
sponsor men and women players in international team events for which
their selection would be made through transparent trials and
performance. Moreover, in the Provincial Squash Association events,
performance-based sponsorship would also be given.

The PSF meeting concluded with the hope to revive Pakistan’s
ascendancy in the international arena of Squash.