Pakistan Sports Awards 2019

2019 Winners

PSA Class of 2019 included athletes from many sports in Pakistan, journalists, media persons and special moments. Before we carry the baton forward, meet our Class of 2019…

Sportswoman of the Year

Nargis Hazara

Nargis bagged one Gold medal and two Silver medals at the South Asian games for Pakistan highlighting her class and talents. In 2018, she became the first medalist from Pakistan at the Asian Games Karate Championship showing she has all-round skills and is a high achiever for the nation when it comes to Karate. Nargis also won a Gold medal at the 2017 South Asian games indicating she is a consistent performer at the top level
Sportsman of the Year

Muhammad Inam Butt

Gujranwala’s pride and Pakistan’s pride! The Pakistani wrestler has a long list of achievements, and one of the most prominent of this achievements came when he won Gold in the 2019 World Beach Games in 2019. Similarly, Inam won Gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Gold games and in 2010. Alongside these achievements, the champion wrestler won the Beach Asian games in 2016 as well as the South Asian games in the same year. When it comes to pedigree, Inam Butt is certainly decorated in this regard! All in all the Gujranwala born athlete has won 18 medals for Pakistan, with 10 of them being Gold medals, highlighting his class  
Best Team of the Year

Pak women's Cricket Team

Pakistan’s Women Cricket Team, led by Bismah Maroof created history earlier this year when they defeated West Indies in the 3-match ODI series 2-1. It was the first ever series win by girls in green against any side ranked better than them which is an indication that women’s Cricket is heading towards the right direction.
Best Coach of the Year

Tariq Lutfi

Tariq, a former footballer and now a coach, is considered to be the most qualified and successful coach in Pakistan football. Many describe him as " the most-qualified football official in Pakistan". After managing KRL FC for years, he joined SSGC and built a new team for them which finished third in Pakistan Premier League. As a coach, Lutfi has several wins to his title cupboard.
Best Journalist of the Year

Rasheed shakoor

BBC Urdu
Rasheed Shakoor has an experience of over three decades, and he is currently working with BBC Urdu service. He’s among the best Urdu writers in Pakistan. His in-depth knowledge on topics he covers gives has a separate fan-following on BBC community.
Sports CSR Campaign of the Year

LQ Development Squad

Lahore Qalandars’ Player Development Program is a phenomenal initiative, appreciated by everyone in country. Around 500,000 aspiring Cricketers have appeared in trials at over a dozen venues in Pakistan during last three years. The best players get the opportunity to tour Australia and also play in PSL. Notable performers include Haris Rauf and Salman Irshad.
Sports Commentator of the Year

Ramiz Raja

The voice of Pakistan cricket. Ramiz Raja has been commentating so long that people often forget he was a champion batsman too. Ramiz has travelled the World commentated on the game of cricket
Sports TV Host of the Year

Zainab Abbas

Duniya Tv
Zainab has fast become the face of cricket anchoring in Pakistan, largely due to her work on the Pakistan Super League where she has made a name for herself. Aside from her bubbling personality, she has a strong cricketing brain which is displayed through her work
Special Abilities Sportsperson of the Year

Amir Ashfaq

Blind Cricket
Aamir Ashfaq is member of Pakistan’s blind cricket team. He is B2 category blind. His flamboyant batting helped Pakistan create a world record of highest score during Blind cricket World Cup match against Australia in January 2018. Aamir scored an unbeaten 208 off 95 balls before being retired back to pavilion and helped Pakistan post highest total of 563 runs in an ODIs World Cup of visually impaired Cricketers.
Lifetime Achievement Award of the Year

Jahangir Khan

Jahangir Khan is, without any doubt, the greatest-ever athlete to represent Pakistan. His achievements as a Squash player remain unmatched, and his record of winning 555 consecutive matches is still unchallenged by any other athlete. This is only one of Jahangir Khan’s many notable lifetime achievements.
People's Choice Sports Award of the Year

Shahid Afridi

A Pakistani sportsman who needs no introduction- Shahid Khan Afridi can be safely called one of the most iconic players in the history of cricket. Afridi smashed the fastest 100 off 37 balls on his debut ODI, and to date there is no looking back. Also called ‘Boom Boom’ and ‘Lala’ by his fans around the world, Afridi is now a limited overs superstar who also runs his own charity called ‘Hope Not Out’.
People's Choice Sports Award of the Year

Sana Mir

one of Pakistan’s most celebrated female athletes, remained in limelight in 2018 with her superb bowling performance. She took 19 wickets in 7 games at average of 11.78. She also reached to the top of ICC women ODI bowlers ranking in the year to make the country proud
Sports Moment of the Year

PSL Final in Karachi

It was one of the best moments for cricket in Pakistan as PSL final was held in Karachi. The fans in Karachi cheered for two competing teams Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. Over 30 thousand people singing the national anthem together, this was the highlight of the day. The final also celebrated return of top cricket to Karachi after 9 years.
Sports Icon of the Year

Javed Miandad

Sports Icon of the Year

Sami Ullah

Samiullah Khan was a Hockey player from Pakistan, who was also called ‘The Flying Horse’ because of his speed. The Bahawalpur-born legend played in the 1970s and 1980s for Pakistan, earning various medals for the country as a player and captain of the team. After retirement, he served as the manager of the team. The great player contributed to Pakistan Hockey in one way or the other.
Sports Icon of the Year

Aisam ul Haq Qureshi

Aisam ul Haq is Pakistan’s most celebrated Tennis player. In a country obsessed with Cricket, Aisam remained the only Pakistani in the last one decade to pursue professional Tennis. He kept on bringing laurels to the state by raising Pakistan’s flag everywhere.Aisam ul Haq is also the recipient of several local and international awards, including President’s Award for Performance by the Government of Pakistan in 2004, the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Of The Year Award for 2002 and 2010, Triple gold medalist at first Islamic Solidarity Games, Salam Pakistan Youth Award by President of Pakistan in 2007 and runners-up for the 2003 Anne Frank Award For Moral Courage by the Anne Frank Trust, UK.
Sports Icon of the Year

Naseem Hameed

Not many female athletes in Pakistan can boast about a drama serial based on their life story. Naseem Hameed became the fastest woman in South Asia when she earned a Gold medal in 100 m in South Asian games in Dhaka. The athlete is a known name in Pakistan, and her achievements have brought a lot of honor to the country.
Sports Icon of the Year

Muhammad Yousuf

If a sport has won most number of World and Asian titles for Pakistan, it is the game of colorful balls and cue-stick, Snooker. Mohammad Yousuf deserves all the credit for giving Snooker a life in Pakistan. He won the IBSF world snooker championship, beating Iceland’s Johannes R. Johannesson in the final in 1994. Four years later, he went to win the Asian Snooker Championship. In 2006, Yousuf won World Masters championship. Mohammad Yousuf is the most celebrated cueist of Pakistan, and many grabbed the cue stick after getting inspired by Yousuf’s achievements in the game.
Sports Icon of the Year

Hussain Shah

Hussain Shah won a Bronze medal in 1988 Olympics in Korea, which is one of the only two individual Olympic medals for Pakistan, to date. He is one of the finest boxers from Pakistan. Hussain Shah has also won five gold medals in the South Asian Games history. He remained one of the best boxers of Asia between 1980 and 1988, which is the best prominence achieved by any Pakistani boxer
Sports Icon of the Year

Kaleem Ullah

Kaleemullah is among Pakistan’s most celebrated footballers of this era. Although Pakistan’s National Team remained out of action due to administrative issues, Kaleem remained active in professional circuit and kept Pakistan flag high. He has played leagues in several countries and earlier this year while playing for Turkey’s Igdir spor, he scored his 100th professional goal and became the first Pakistani to reach this milestone.


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