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Pakistani basketball team wins gold medal in Special Olympics

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani basketball team secured first position in the basketball event during the ongoing Special Olympics: Middle East North Africa (MENA) 9th Regional Games, being held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates from 14-23 March 2018.

Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE Moazzam Ahmad Khan congratulated the team and officials for bringing laurels to the country.

He also distributed the medals to the Pakistani team in a ceremony on Tuesday. He appreciated their resolve and commitment for exhibiting high standards of professionalism and sportsmanship during the competition.

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Moazzam Khan also lauded the role of the UAE government in patronizing a number of programmes for differently-abled people in order to build an inclusive society. In this regard, he congratulated the UAE government for successfully holding the games.

17-member contingent comprising Pakistani men and women athletes are participating in the Regional Games. While over 1,200 athletes from 33 countries are competing in 16 different sports.

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