Ali Zafar honours young sports heroes
The singer presented cash awards on behalf of the Ali Zafar Foundation to Pakistan’s leading wicket-taker Nida Dar, Olympian Nadeem Arshad, weightlifter Talha Talib, 19-year-old climber Shehroz Kashif and flamboyant all-rounder of Pakistan women's cricket team Aliya Riaz.
Ali Zafar was a guest of honour at a special ceremony organized by the District Government Lahore in honour of these young sports heroes. He was accompanied by his mother Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Home Economics Lahore.
The singer requested sponsors and brands to invest in sportsmen, saying that sports have the power to inspire, unite people from diverse backgrounds. Ali Zafar stressed that women participating in sports should be provided equal opportunities, rewards and recognition.
Lahore Deputy Commissioner Muddassir Riaz Malik said celebrities demand huge money for coming to events, but Ali Zafar is so humble that he didn’t only accept their request to grace the occasion, but he also gave cash awards to these inspiring young men and women.