Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu met with the young squash sensation, Hamza Khan, in Islamabad and assured him of all-out support for his future endeavors. Hamza Khan recently returned from Australia after winning the World Junior Squash Championship, becoming the first Pakistani to do so in 37 years.
During the meeting, Air Chief Marshal Sidhu expressed the nation’s pride in Hamza’s achievement, stating that he brought laurels to the country and serves as an inspiration for other young athletes to follow. He emphasized the importance of nurturing young talent and announced the introduction of a systematic profiling process to professionally groom squash players. This process would assess their physical, technical, mental, and emotional attributes, enhancing their skills and potential.
Hamza Khan’s victory was celebrated nationwide, and he received a heroic welcome upon his return to Pakistan. Air Chief Marshal Sidhu, who is also the President of the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF), praised the coaching staff for their role in preparing Hamza for the world championship.
Furthermore, he reaffirmed the Pakistan Air Force’s commitment to taking revolutionary steps for the promotion of squash in the country. He appreciated the efforts of the PSF in revitalizing the sport and expressed hope that with the hard work and dedication of players like Hamza, Pakistan would once again reclaim its position as a dominant force in the world of squash.