Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hosted a reception in Islamabad in honour of the national cricket team that won champions trophy defeating India at Oval. It was attended, among others, by Leader of the House in the Senate Raja Zafarul Haq, members of the Federal Cabinet, PCB officials and senior officers. Chairman Pakistan Super League Najam Sethi thanked the Prime Minister for his unflinching support to revive Pakistani cricket. He said that he was tasked to give a democratic constitution to the Pakistan Cricket Board, bring international best practices to the Pakistan cricket, and to revive international cricket in the country. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked Pakistan Cricket Board not to beg for any foreign team to come to Pakistan to play cricket with us. He said players are the real heroes and leaders of the country. He lauded the Pakistan cricket team for making the nation proud by winning the ICC Champions trophy. Nawaz Sharif resembled Pakistan's cricket team's past performance with the situation in Pakistan, when the country was plagued by terrorism and about to default in 2013. But, with the prudent policies of the government and resolve of the nation, backbone of terrorists have been broken, he said. The Prime Minister said economy of the country has been turned around, thousands of miles of roads and highways are being constructed across the country. He said it was government's untiring efforts that power plants are being completed in the country with at a fast pace to cope with electricity shortage.

Host: Shahzeb Ahmad

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