AMMAN: Ambassador of Pakistan here in Jordan, retired Major General Junaid Rehmat says that the athletes representing the country in every sport are the real heroes and should be hailed for their fine efforts and competitive spirit.
Addressing a welcome ceremony organised for players participating in the 10th Asian Junior Taekwondo Championship and 7th All Hassan International Open Cup Youth Cadet Tournament at Pakistan Embassy in Amman, the ambassador said that he would play his role in bilateral taekwondo training sessions among Pakistan and Jordan.
He said that Pakistan and Jordan have very friendly relations and Pakistanis are given a lot of respect in Jordan. Junaid further said that sports could play a vital role in strengthening the bilateral relations.
Talking to the players, he said that he had great hopes in the national players that they would utilize all their capabilities to win medals for the country. Pakistan Taekwondo Federation President Lt Col (Retd.) Waseem Ahmed Janjua on the occasion said that Pakistan Taekwondo Federation was making all-out efforts for the promotion of taekwondo in the country. PTF Vice President Umer Saeed was also present on the occasion.
Published in Dawn, July 24th, 2019