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Speaker appreciates Abubakar, Hayatullah Durrani participation in Italy Canoeing Championship

November 14, 2017

QUETTA: Speaker Balochistan Assembly Ms Rahilla Hameed Khan Durrani invited Hayatullah Khan Durrani (Pride-of-Performance) and Pakistan National Canoeing Champion Mohammad Abubakar Durrani in her office in speaker chamber in Balochistan Assembly on tea break for appreciation with their active participation in the ICF International Canoeing sprint Championship held in Italy.

Mohammad Abubakar Durrani actively took part in the K1-200M event of ICF International Canoeing sprint Championship held in Auronzo di Cadore Italy June 30 to 02 July 2017. The championship was organised by the Italian Canoe Kayak Federation with collaboration of Venice Canoe & Dragon Boat Italy.

Hayatullah Khan Durrani Pakistan National canoeing team manager, founder and secretary Pakistan canoe and Kayak Federation briefed Rahilla Hameed Durrani about the Pakistan performance in the championship he said more than 800 canoe/kayak athletes participated in the ICF canoeing Championship in Italy from different countries.

While Mohammad Abubakar Durrani contested in the championship as first ever Pakistani Canoe Kayak Athlete in the history of Italy and Pakistan. He was the only canoeing athlete from all over Asia participated in the Canoe/Kayak Championship.

Rahilla Hameed Khan Durrani hails the active participation of Abubakar Durrani in the ICF International Canoeing Championship in Italy. She said canoeing Olympic sports has been included in the Pakistan National Games scheduled to be held in March 2018 Quetta.

Rahilla Hameed Khan Durrani who is also patron-in-Chief of Pakistan Canoe and Kayak Federation and Hayat Durrani water Sports Academy (HDWSA) Hanna Lake assured her full support for the development of Canoe/Kayak Olympic sports in Pakistan especially in Balochistan she promised to send Mohammad Abubakar Durrani to represent Pakistan in the next coming International canoeing championship.

Mohammad Abubakar Durrani is Pakistan’s No1 seed and best youngest Sprint Canoeing Champion in the senior and U 23 category in K1 200 M events. Mohammad Abubakar Durrani is the only sprint Canoe/Kayak paddler athlete to have won “National Player of the Year Award since 2007 Mohammad Abubakar Durrani is the only player who is wining this Award in Pakistan eight times continually in sprint Kayak Peddling Olympic sports.

Hayatullah Khan Durrani said the on the eve of ICF canoeing Championship he attractively presented commemorative shield to the Organizing Secretary M/S Maria Balanos on behalf of Pakistan canoe and Kayak Federation she appreciated Pakistan participation in the ICF championship. After the championship Mohammad Abubakar Durrani and Hayatullah Khan Durrani visited the historical sites in Venice and Rome. Finally they thanked Rahilla Hameed Durrani for her continues support and assistance with Pakistan canoe and Kayak Federation, Balochistan Rowing, canoeing Associations.

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