Inoki happy on warm welcome


Peshawar: World famous Japanese wrestler Muhammad Hussain Inoki has said that warm welcome and hospitality given by the dwellers of Peshawar to him and his 13-member wrestling team was a proof that people of this region were hospitable and peace loving.

This he said on Thursday during his visit to Govt. Higher Secondary School No. 1 Peshawar Cantt and a lunch hosted in their honour Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Sports, Syed Aqil Shah. The teachers and students garlanded Inoki and his team members and threw petals of flowers over them.

Inoki said the brightness in the eyes of the students showed that they were very intelligent and talented.

Inoki’s team members also played a friendly match of tug of war and wrestling with the students of the school. National anthems of Japan and Pakistan were also sung on the occasion.

Provincial Sports Minister during his addressing on the occasion said that Muhammad Hussain Inoki and his team of wrestlers had come to Peshawar for promotion of peace and the purpose had been achieved by successfully holding the Inoki’s wrestling for Peace in Peshawar and portraying soft image of the province to the whole world. He thanked Inoki and his team for their support in achieving this purpose.

Aqil Shah also announced to provide sports equipment’s worth one lakh to the students of Govt. Higher Secondary School No. 1 Peshawar Cantt. He also presented gifts to Inoki and his team.