According to Gulf News, the United Arab Emirates has given Prime Minister Imran Khan the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award for winning the 1992 World Cup.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan was honored for his contributions to sports, including leading his country’s cricket team to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup.” “He was named an International Sports Personality,” according to the UAE-based publication.
According to the publication, the eleventh edition of the awards ceremony was held on Monday at Deep Dive Dubai.
The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, and Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Award’s Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Following the story’s publication, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Faisal Javed Khan shared it as well.
Senator Faisal tweeted, “PM Imran Khan wins prestigious Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award for his contribution to sports.”
According to the PTI leader, the award “honors individuals with remarkable achievements in their lives and global contributions.”
Under Imran Khan’s leadership, Pakistan defeated England by 22 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 1992, giving the country its sole World Cup title.