Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will support the Pakistan Table Tennis Federation when the national team participates in the World Individual Table Tennis Championship, to be held at Rotterdam, Holland from May 8 to 15. Addressing a press conference, Ahmer Mallick, vice president PTTF, said that PIA is the travel partner of the Pakistan team while Slazenger and SA Enterprises are the co-partners.
He informed that apart from the Netherlands event, their focus is also on the International Under-18 Tournament to be held at Bangladesh in June, Asian Junior Championship to be held in July and the championship in India. He thanked Lt Gen Arif Hasan, President Pakistan Olympics Association, for recommending Shahzad Waseem as director marketing, who arranged for the travel of the team.
He said that the team comprises 11 players. Riaz Ahmed is the chef de mission, and will be accompanied by Khawaja Hassan Wadood (umpire), Kifayat Ullah Khan (delegate), Ahsanul Haq Khan (coach). He informed that the team will leave for the championship on May 6.
Male: Asim Qureshi (captain), Yasir Bhatti, Ali Sajjad Faisal, Muhammad Youauf Raja,, Saleem Abbas
Female: Shabnam Bilal (captain) Aisha Iqbal Ansari.