KARACHI - Pakistani wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider is going to launch a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for the betterment of first-class cricketers of the country, sportsencounter.com has learnt.
“Yes! I took this initiative because I know a lot of cricketers and sports journalists are battling poverty because of illness and have not enough money to keep this fight alive”, Zulqarnain Haider said adding, “I am not saying that all first-class cricketers and sports journalists are facing such problems but there are many who are in trouble because of expensive medical treatment facilities in the country”. “They can’t afford medical facilities because medicines and treatment both are out of their budget”, Zulqarnain told this scribe. Zulqarnain Haider mentioned that he was keen in getting PCB chief as pattern of the NGO and has also approached Aleem Dar to become its ambassador.
“I have completed my paperwork and in coming days I will share these documents with chairman PCB Zaka Ashraf and request him to join the cause and guide us further as patron”, the wicketkeeper-batsman said.
Zulqarnain Haider, also known as Zoly, said, “In case Zaka Ashraf doesn’t agree to join the NGO cause then we will approach to Taqueer Zia.”