Pakistan wrestling team issued Indian visas

LAHORE: There is good news for the Pakistan wrestling team and their fans as the High Commission of India has granted visas to six out of the seven members of the Pakistan team for the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship at New Delhi’s KD Jadhav Wrestling Stadium from July 17.

Haroon Abid, who is the nephew of former wrestler Zubair Jhara, is the unlucky wrestler whose visa was rejected by the Indian High Commission. Abid is currently in Japan and training at the Wrestler Anooki Club.

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“I got a call from an official of the Islamabad High Commission of India and they have informed us about the stamped visas for four wrestlers and two officials,” Pakistan Wrestling Federation Secretary Arshad Sattar confirmed while talking to Express News.

Four Wrestlers — Inayat Ullah (65kg), Ghulam Ghous (70kg), Muhammad Usman (79kg) and Haseeb Mustafa (86kg) —will now represent Pakistan in this event. Coach Sohail Rasheed and team manager Muhammd Riaz will travel with the team.

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The Indian High Commission also issued visas to the Pakistan squash contingent last week, allowing the team to participate at the World Junior Squash Championships to be held in Chennai from July 17 to 29.

Last Year, the Pakistan wrestling contingent could not participate in an event after being denied Indian visas.

The team departs for India on Tuesday.

The event is being organised by 'Ring of Pakistan' in collaboration with ISPR

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