KARACHI:Japanese Consul General Toshi Kazuo Isomura says organizing Olympics in Tokyo amid the coronavirus pandemic was a great challenge.

He was attending a ceremony at Naya Nazimabad Sports Ground to celebrate World Environment Day. He was accompanied the President of Naya Nazimabad Gymkhana Syed Muhammad Talha. The Japanese diplomat said that despite Covid-19 difficult times, Japan was committed to hosting the Olympics in the best possible way.

Isomura added that Pakistan had won world titles in cricket, hockey, squash and snooker in the past despite limited resources. Pakistan’s No. 1 badminton player Mahur Shehzad was also present on the occasion. She said that playing in the Olympics was her dream. “Now I am preparing to put a strong performance in the Olympics,” she said. The attendees took part in the tree planting campaign.

International Hockey Player Mubashir Mukhtar, International Football Player Nasir Ismail, Secretary Sindh Olympic Association, Ahmad Ali Rajput, Vice President Engineer Syed Mahfooz-ul-Haq, Secretary Sindh Badminton Association Farhan Lashari and Manager Sports New Nazimabad Gymkhana Muhammad Asif and others were also present on the occasion.

Samad Habib, Chief Executive Officer of Naya Nazimabad, on the occasion said that Naya Nazimabad would be recognized as a sports city after the completion of sports infrastructure in the near future. “We will work more on sports activities,” he said. He added that he was even planning to hold a mini-Olympics in Naya Nazimabad.