Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem and congratulated him on his recent victory that helped him break into the top-10 global rankings.
“COAS met boxer Muhammad Waseem at his office,” Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted on Wednesday. “[He] congratulated him for the recent achievement [for] bringing honour for the country.”
COAS met boxer Muhammad Waseem at his office. Congratulated him for the recent achievement bringing honour for the country. “Talent like you is our pride, we are here to support youngsters like you having potential and positive energy”, COAS. pic.twitter.com/2sweNyY1AH
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) September 18, 2019
Muhammad Waseem, who is now ranked ninth in the world in the World Boxing Council (WBC) Flyweight Rankings, had lamented that nobody from the boxing federation or the government came to welcome him at the airport following his first-round win against Philippines’ Conrado Tanamor in Dubai.
He had dedicated his landslide victory to the people of Kashmir.