Punjab Sports Minister Rai Taimur Khan has announced the immediate start of the construction of a stadium in the village of national hero Arshad Nadeem.

The minister also said that he would welcome Arshad Nadeem himself. He added that a grand ceremony will be organised in honour of all the athletes who won medals at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022, including Nadeem.

He said they have facilitated Arshad Nadeem and will continue doing the same in the future. Further, the minister said that the provincial sports board will continue to take vigorous measures for the promotion of sports.

RELATED STORIES

Arshad Nadeem made the nation proud by claiming the gold medal in the ongoing CWS in England after a record-breaking effort.

ADVERTISEMENT

In the fifth attempt, the Khanewal-born star set a new CWG record of a 90.18m throw and became the first Pakistani to hold the record.

Following the victory, Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and others congratulated him.

Director General Pakistan Sports Board Asif Zaman also announced a reward of Rs50 lakh for Arshad Nadeem.

Sindh Provincial Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said: “Before the next Olympics, I am ready to send Nadeem, who won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, to Germany for training at my own expense for two years.”