Hutchison Ports Pakistan, the nation’s first deep-water container terminal, has pledged to encourage Pakistan’s young talent by sponsoring Hoor Fawad’s trip to the Islamic Solidarity Games, which will begin on August 9 in Konya, Turkey. Hoor is Pakistan’s youngest female table tennis player.
The program is in line with the strategy of encouraging Pakistan’s young talent and providing opportunities for them to represent Pakistan at international gatherings.
13-year-old Hoor began playing table tennis when she was 8 years old and showed her talent by winning her first gold medal at the Sindh Games when she was 9 years old. At the age of 11, she extended her winning streak by taking home the title of Women’s Karachi Champion. Hoor, who competed against much more seasoned athletes, won two gold medals at the Senior National Championship in Lahore and one silver and one bronze in the South Asia under-15 division.
She is also the senior national champion in the mixed doubles and senior national champion in the team event. She is the national champion in the under-15 division.
The top 12 female athletes were put through trials by Pakistan Sports Federation in preparation for the Asian Games in Hangzhou and the Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya. Hoor finished second in the trials after winning 10 of his 12 games. She is the newest female athlete to play for Pakistan in competitions abroad.
Head of Business Unit, Hutchison Ports Pakistan – Captain Syed Rashid Jamil said that “Hutchison Ports Pakistan is committed to supporting youth-oriented initiatives and other causes of national interest. Offering opportunities to the youth of the country is one of our top priorities as a corporate entity. We will continue to support initiatives that offer opportunities to the young generation and enable them to excel their skills and talent in different fields.”