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Waseem disappointed for not receiving announced grant yet

ISLAMABAD : Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem has expressed disappointment for not yet receiving the Rs 30 million
grant approved by the government.

Waseem 29, who has been rated fourth in the Flyweight category of the World Boxing Council (WBC) had successfully defended his WBC silver flyweight title after defeating Giemel Magramo of the Philippines in November last year and has so far remained
unbeatable.

Talking to APP, he said he was proud for being rated fourth in the WBC.

“But I am disappointed as I have not yet been received the Rs 30 million grant approved by the government,” he said.

He said he made utmost efforts to know about the status of the announced grant from the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), but failed all the times.

“But now I have been told to wait for a week to know about the status of my announced grant,” he said.

Waseem said he wanted to continue his winning streak for Pakistan in future, saying “I am looking for more wins in future
and to bring more laurels for my country. But I need financial support.”

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