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PM to give cash awards to Commonwealth Games medalists on Thursday

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will give away cash awards to five medal winning athletes of the recently held Commonwealth Games in a reception on Thursday next.

According to a spokesman of Pakistan Sports Board, the entire Pakistan contingent which participated in the Commonwealth Games in Australia as well as the presidents and secretaries of all national federations will also attend the ceremony.

Wrestler Mohammad Inam (86kg) won a gold medal for Pakistan in the Games while wrestlers Mohammad Bilal (57kg) and Tayyab Raza (125kg), weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt in 105kg and TalhaTalib in 62kg won bronze medals. Gold medalist Inam will be given five million rupees while bronze medalists will be given one million each.

Source: Radio Pakistan