A Kashmiri Village is Being Renamed After Lahore Qalander’s Owner

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Bahadurabad, a village in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) is set to be renamed after Lahore Qalandars’ owner, Rana Fawad, following his efforts to bring the game of cricket to the heavenly Kashmir.

The village is 100 kilometres away from the capital city of Muzaffarabad. The decision to rename the village was taken by Bahadurabad’s chieftain and member of AJK assembly Rana Naseer Ahmad.

He has forwarded his suggestion to the Speaker of AJK Assembly and he hopes it will be approved soon because he speaks for the community.

Residents of Azad Kashmir were head over heels in love with Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise for bringing The Jazz Rising Stars cricket tournament to Muzaffarabad, AJK, and it was evident from the passion which was on display during the tournament.

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Rana Naseer thanked Lahore Qalandars’ owner and the management of Jazz Rising Stars tournament for organizing the event in Kashmir and giving the local players a chance to showcase their talent.

Rana appreciated the efforts of Lahore Qalandars to spread a message of peace by conducting the tournament in Kashmir. He was all praise for Jazz Lahore Qalandars for renovating the stadium which was destroyed by the disastrous earthquake of 2007.

Players from all parts of Pakistan, who were picked recently in Jazz Rising Star talent hunt programme, represented 8 different teams.

A total of 6 matches were played at Muzaffarabad cricket stadium which were telecasted live from Kashmir for the first time ever Pakistan’s history. The event was a huge success and Kashmiris hope that more similar events will follow.

Originally Published on ProPakistani.com

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