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"Are we not country's heroes," questions victorious Pakistan snooker team upon return

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  1. Proudpakistaniguy

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    "Are we not country's heroes," questions victorious Pakistan snooker team upon return

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    Pakistan snooker team returned home on Saturday

    KARACHI: Holding glittering trophies in their hands but disappointed with the government's attitude, Pakistan snooker team returned home early Saturday after winning the IBSF World Snooker Championship in Egypt.

    Pakistan team, comprising of Muhammad Asif and Babar Masih, won the title after beating countrymen Muhammad Sajjad and Asjad Iqbal in the final as both the finalist teams were from Pakistan — a first in the history of snooker.

    Players were received by officials of Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association at Karachi airport. However, not a single government official was present on the occasion.

    "Forget them announcing anything, they didn't even say anything to congratulate the players," said Alamgir Sheikh, co-chairman of PBSA.

    Players were also disappointed at being neglected by the government, yet still expressed commitment to win more titles for Pakistan.

    "When the cricket team won the Champions Trophy, everyone was here to welcome them, everyone announced rewards for them, but nothing of that sort has been done for us, which is disappointing," said Muhammad Asif, who has now five major titles in snooker for the country.

    "It is disappointing, yet we are committed to bring more laurels for the country," he said.

    Pakistan has won three major snooker titles in a span of just two months. Cueists wearing green blazers earlier won World U18 and Asian 6 reds title.

    "I request the government to pay attention to snooker the way it pays attention to cricket or other sports," said Muhammad Sajjad, who was runner up in team championship and won Asian 6 reds earlier.

    "This step-motherly treatment will demoralise snooker players and push performers to oblivion," he added.

    Players were of the view that no one waited for a moment before announcing rewards for cricketers while they were ignored by all quarters.

    "Are we not the county's heroes?" asked Asjad Iqbal.

    "We are also winning titles for Pakistan... we also deserve some rewards, which is our right," he said.

    But despite all the complaints and grievances, players said they are proud of what they have achieved and Pakistan snooker is at its peak.

    "Thanks to Allah that we have been winning continuously, which is a good sign. This was the first time in history that both the finalist teams of world championship are from the same country," said Babar Masih, who partnered with Asif to win the final.

    "It's a proud moment for Pakistan," cheered Asif when asked how he is feeling to be crowned as world champion, once again.

    Snooker's governing body in Pakistan, the PBSA aims to contact government officials to convey players' grievances.

    "First, I would say that this is a gift from snooker to the country on 70th Independence Day," said Munawar Sheikh, president PBSA.

    "We will do what we can and we will also talk to PSB and other authorities to convey players' grievances to the government," he added.
     
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    No. The national heroes are Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari, Altaf Hussain, Imran Khan, Shahbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Mahmood Achkzai, Molana Diesel and so on .....
     
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    Sorry cricket obsessed awam doesn't care about any other sports.
     
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    Understandable; but they have a different complaint.

     
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    haha gov officials wasn't present when our cricket women team returned these guys are really innocent.
     
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    Fatwa chaiye kia ab


    There's a stigma attached to this game thanks to our culture.

    Ask Nawaz Sharif.

    Wo maut or zindagi dono de raha ha ajkal plate me rakh k
     
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    Aur biryani bhi ;)
     
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    Wo bhi sirf mahrab abad me milegi.

    Raiwind se fatwa agaya
     
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    YASS MIAN oh i mean MARHAB DE NAREY WAJAN GE :dance3:
     
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    Marhab inqilaab avega
     
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    women cricket team returned empty handed while they returned holding glittering trophies. They deserved some appreciation at least.
     
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    There is no money for sports becasue politicians have moved the funding to other important ministries

    Ministry of Private Parties and Rundi bazi(please excuse my crudeness and use of inappropriate words)
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    Bachoo ye Paisa , RUNDI bazi per loot raha hai , political party ki private parties main
    While you are asking for money for student loans and other loans


    Police ko bhi Paisa dena hai PROTOCOL hai bhai ......




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    So, that's the case there too?

    All cheer for Cricket.
     
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    Congrats on winning.
    Keeping score in snooker is very difficult.