Asian Games hero awaits govt support

QUETTA: Quetta’s neglected hero Nematullah Khan, who clinched gold medal in 11th South Asian Games, is looking for government support, Geo News reported Friday.

Khan, a resident of Quetta’s Kakar Colony, belongs to a very poor family; but, he grabbed gold medal in 54-kg weight category—the only medal in six-member team participating in the boxing event.

Nemat’s father is a labourer having a family with seven sons and four daughters.

The national hero started boxing in 2004 from a local club here with Salahud Din as his coach. The Coach termed his performance as promising.

Din said the boxer started his sport career from his club, then he moved to national camp, adding he had no money to buy ticket for Karachi.

The hero Nemat works on contract in Wapda to earn 7000 rupees monthly.