Sports Minister of Punjab announces cash prize for Inam Butt

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LAHORE: Sports Minister of Punjab, Rai Taimoor Bhatti has announced a cash prize of PKR 10 lacs cash for Inam Butt who won the gold medal in the 90Kg category of the World Beach Wrestling Championship. 

In a Tweet on Sunday, the provincial minister announced to award Inam in the same ceremony where Paralympics 2021 gold medalist Haider Ali will be acknowledged.

“We are proud of you Inam, you are the true image of Pakistan,” Bhatti wrote. “On your achievement, the Punjab government will give you a cash prize of PKR 10 Lacs. You will receive this prize from CM Punjab Usman Buzdar on your return to the country,” he said.

“Punjab government will keep on working with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan for the upliftment of sports in the country,” he added.

It must be noted here that Inam remained unbeaten in the championship and beat Ukrainian wrestler Oleksii Yakovchuk by 3-0.

Earlier, Haider gave Pakistanis a moment to cheer after he won the first-ever gold for Pakistan in the Paralympics games. In the Discus Throw event, Haider threw a 55.26 metres throw in his fifth attempt out of the total six to claim gold.

Following his achievement, Punjab government announced cash prize of PKR 25 lacs for the athlete.

READ: Netizens congratulate Haider for winning Pakistan’s first-ever Paralympics gold medal

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