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Fakhar Zaman conferred honorary rank of ‘Lieutenant’ in Pakistan Navy

This is for the first time in Pakistan that a national sportsman is conferred an honorary rank by the country's armed forces.

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Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has been conferred the honorary rank of ‘Lieutenant’ in Pakistan Navy on Monday in appreciation for his services to the country.

This is for the first time in Pakistan that a national sportsman is conferred an honorary rank by the country’s armed forces.

Fakhar Zaman

The historic ceremony was held at the Naval headquarters with the Chief of Naval Staff Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi in attendance as the chief guest.

The ceremony was also attended by military and civilian officials and PCB officials, as well as former cricketers and Fakhar’s family.

Director General Public Relations (DGPR) in a statement said that the hard-hitting opener represented the Pakistan Navy in the International Defense Cricket Challenge Cup held in Australia in 2012 and was named best player of the tournament.

 Chief of Naval Staff Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi congratulated Zaman and his family.  While addressing the ceremony he said that Pakistan Navy is playing its role in promoting different sports.

He added that the navy will keep supporting players in the future as well.

 

 Before joining cricket, in 2007, Fakhar Zaman served the Navy as a sailor after receiving his schooling and training at sea from the Pakistan Navy School, Bahadur.

That is the reason why his teammates call him the nickname Fouji (Soldier).

 

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.