Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has invited world-fame Philippines boxer Manny Pacquiao to visit Karachi to guide and encourage the amateur boxers of Lyari.
He extended this invitation to the boxer through Philippines Ambassador to Pakistan Daniel Ramos Espiritu who met him here at the CM House on Tuesday. The ambassador was accompanied by Honorary Consul General in Karachi Dr Imran Mohammad and Pakistan-Philippines Business Council Chairman Mohammad Aslam while the chief minister was assisted by his Principal Secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch, Additional Chief Secretary (Dev) M Waseem, Special Secretary to CM Rahim Shaikh and DG Protocol.
The chief minister said that Lyari was an old area of Karachi and its youth have vast potential in sports, particularly football and boxing. The Philippines has the honour to have produced world fame boxer like Mr Pacquiao. “His Excellency (Ambassador) through your good offices I am inviting Pacquiao to pay official visit to Karachi and meet our amateur boxers at Lyari,” he said and added that his visit would deficiently encourage our young boxers.
The ambassador said that within next three months Pacquiao would be the state guest of Sindh government and would visit Lyari. On this the chief minister said that he would organise a mega boxing event for him.