Taseer recommends Qureshi and Boppana be confered with award

Addressing a reception he hosted in honour of Qureshi at Governor House here, Taseer said: "I recommend that the civil award be given to Aisam and Bopanna." Through the performance of Qureshi, Pakistan wanted to tell the world that it is a peace-loving nation, Taseer said.

He awarded a gold medal and Rs 500,000 to Qureshi. Qureshi's feats have made the country proud and lessened the miseries of people who are struggling with the country's worst-ever floods, he said. Qureshi's hard work had paid off and also conveyed a message to other youngsters to follow in his path, he added.

During a separate meeting with Qureshi, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that the tennis star was a national hero and the whole nation was proud of him.
Sharif said Qureshi's success in the Grand Slam had come as a breath of fresh air for Pakistan.

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