UAF to organize snooker championship soon

VC says Cueist Asif is pride of Pakistan

By: 24 News
Published: 08:26 PM, 23 Jan, 2020
M Asif at University of Agriculture
Caption: Asif receives shield from VC Dr Muhammad Ashraf
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Cueist Muhammad Asif, who has won his second world title in World Snooker Championship 2019, called on Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf during a visit to University of Agriculture on Thursday.

 Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Association Co-Chairman Alamgir A Shaik, UAF Director Sports Dr Muhammad Ashfaq, Assistant Directors Ashiq-e-Rasool and Farooq Iqbal and others also attended the meeting.

Dr Muhammad Ashraf said that Asif is the pride of Pakistan as he proved his mettle across the globe without any resources, infrastructure and professional training. He added that the youth have to identify their inborn talent so that they can excel in their respective areas but also bring a good name for the country. He said that the university would conduct a snooker championship soon.  He said that the university organizes sports activities on regular basis to promote sports culture for a healthy society. He showed his concern that sports activities have been on the decline that is the one of the cause of increasing ailment.

Muhammad Asif said that snooker has given Pakistan so many international titles. He said that he had worked day and night to win the title for the homeland. He lauded the measures of the varsity to promote the sports activities.

Alamgir A Shaik said that national federation was more focused who are producing good results. The winning of world title was a hallmark achievement. He appreciated the efforts of Muhammad Asif for winning the world championship.

The VC said that there is a need for developing sportsman spirit in the youth so that they can meet the challenges in life in an effective manners. He said that they country was blessed with the tremendous talent. He said that the university students in sports were not only making their name in the country but also at international level. 

Ashiq-e-Rasool said that a decade ago, playgrounds were flooded with the players in the morning and evening time but now, the trends is vanishing. He said that the university was making all-out efforts to promote the sports culture.