KARACHI (Staff Report)- PIA and Naya Nazimabad Management is holding a dinner reception for Anwar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed for their recent outstanding performances for Pakistan.

A cash award of Rs.500,000 will be given to both the cricketers for their heroic performances for the country at Lawai Stadium, Naya Nazimabad on August 8, Director Sports Naya Nazimabad Management, Muhammad Iqbal announced here on Thursday.

Anwar Ali produced a sterling show in the second Twenty20 international to lead Pakistan to thrilling one-wicket over Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Sarfraz Ahmed played a couple of outstanding knocks against South Africa and Ireland in the ICC World Cup.

Former legends of Pakistan cricket and ex-captains and ICC President Zaheer Abbas, Wasim Bari, Wasim Akram, Moin Khan, former test cricketers Iqbal Qasim,Ijaz Faqih, Jalaluddin and officials and
cricketers would also be gracing the reception.

Chairman, PIA, Nasser N.Jaffar and Chairman, Arif Habib Group, Arif Habib will present the cash awards.
A night exhibition match will be played on the occasion at Lawai Stadium.

PIA recently promoted Anwar Ali in officer grade after his match winning performance against Sri Lanka.