PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has granted Rs0.2 million to the girl from Swat who won gold medal at the recently held Dubai Taekwondo championship.
The KP CM also announced Rs2000 per month scholarship for the nine-year-old girl, Ayesha Ayaz. He has directed the relevant authorities to immediately provide her all the facilities. He said the KP government was making efforts to promote sports in the province.
“We are training players under the supervision of the government,” he said.
Ayesha Ayaz has expressed commitment to win international Olympic championship.
Earlier this month, Pakistan’s youngest female athlete in Taekwondo had won a gold medal in 34kg category at the 8th Fujairah Open Taekwondo Championship in Dubai.
Ayesha Ayaz beat players of Dubai, Kyrgyzstan and England to achieve this feat.
The nine-year-old student of Class IV, from Swat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, started practising the sport at the age of three.
She has already managed to earn honors of being a five-time district champion, two-time provincial champion and three-time national champion.
Ayaz Naik, father of Ayesha, is also a Taekwondo athlete and runs his own academy in Swat.
Other Pakistani players bagged six medals, including bronze and silver, at the 8th Fujairah Open Taekwondo Championship in Dubai.