Squash legend Jansher Khan calls on PM Abbasi

11:16 AM | 1 Mar, 2018
Squash legend Jansher Khan calls on PM Abbasi
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ISLAMABAD - Former Squash world champion Jansher Khan called on the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today (Thursday) at the PM Office Islamabad.

The legendary athlete discussed matters of mutual interest with Khaqan Abbasi, especially about measures to promote Squash in the country, in his first-ever meeting, since he (Abbasi) assumed the premiership.

Jansher Khan is a former World No. 1 professional Pakistani  squash player. During his career he won the World Open, a record eight times and the British Open, six times.

He won a total of 99 professional titles and was ranked the World no.1 for over 10 years.

Unlike his rival, Jahangir Khan, who is famed for winning 555 matches in a row, Jansher did not emerge from a squash-playing dynasty as his father was a storekeeper on the Pakistan Air Force payroll.

Two of his brothers also excelled at the sport. Mohibullah, a top touring professional, and then Atlas, a highly rated amateur, competed in the 1970s.