The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) on Saturday elected tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi its new president for a four-year term – 2024 to 2028.
The election to choose new office-bearers were held at the PTF SDA Tennis Complex Islamabad wherein representatives of all affiliated units of the PTF took part.
After a closely contested election, Aisam emerged victorious, securing 8 votes against his rival Maj General (retd) Asghar Nawaz’s 7 votes for the presidential position.
Lt. Col. retired Zia Uddin Tufail has been elected the PTF secretary general and Arif Qureshi the new ttreasurer. Zia Uddin obtained 8 votes against Suleman Javed’s 7.
Arif Qureshi clinched 9 votes against his opponent Umar Farooq’s 6 votes.
Aisam told media after winning the election, “I’m very excited at the win. In my 25 years playing career I tried my best to bring laurels for my country and now as president of the federation I will be trying to deliver my best.”
The 43-year-old Aisam said he had learnt a lot at the international level and would be trying to disseminate his knowledge of the game to young Pakistani players.
“It’s my goal to take Pakistan tennis to new heights and work for the betterment of players, coaches and trainers. I’ll not disappoint my nation,” he added.