Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Overseas Cricket match for projection of softer and positive image of Pakistan abroad Organized by the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation Ministry of Overseas Pakistani & Human Resource Development, a friendly cricket match between OPF v/s FBR was held on 17 December 2017 at Quaid E Azam University Cricket Stadium Islamabad. The FBR won the match in a thrilling close game.
The large numbers of Overseas Pakistani Community, the Officials of OPF watched the match along with their families. The Chief Guest Mr. Chief Guest Javed Ashraf Vice Chancellor Quaid E Azam University praised the spirit of sportsmanship displayed by the players and supporters from both sides. He congratulated the FBR Team for their best performance.
The Chief Guest Javed Ashraf Vice Chancellor Quaid E Azam University welcomed the enthusiasm and dedication of the Overseas Pakistani community and the players. He reaffirmed his support for the promotion of cricket in Quaid E Azam University.
The Chief Guest Javed Ashraf Vice Chancellor Quaid E Azam University reiterated the importance of sports in bringing the communities closer together and further strengthening the bonds of friendship through sports diplomacy.
Mr. Attshan Ali Abbasi World Record Holder Pakistani was also acknowledge by the OPF Official for rending outstanding services for the Youth of Pakistan nationally and internationally, Mr. Attshan Ali Abbasi also praised the role of the OPF for promoting positive image of Pakistan.
On behalf of Chairman OPF Deputy Secretary Mr. Khalid Said that OPF mission to transform Pakistan to a knowledge-based economy, OPF dedication to promoting health and fitness nationwide will help Pakistani adopt lifestyles that improve their overall wellbeing and active longevity.
Chief Financial official Talal Chand briefed about the role of OPF for Promoting better image of Pakistan, on behalf of Chairman OPF Khalid Khan Deputy Secretary OPF Presented shield to Guests.
Vice Chancellor Quaid E Azam University presented shield to winning Caption Mazhar from FBR.
Subsequently, addressing the on behalf of Amjad Malik Chairman OPF, RafiqGhouri reiterated continuous support for the rights of 9 Million overseas Pakistani who were contributing greatly for softer image of Pakistan nationally and internationally.
At the end OPF team headed by Rafiq Ghouri and Muhammad Farooq Sadiq logistic manager also played a Vital Role for organizing the mega event.