- December 23, 2022
- Posted by: Muhammad Shehzad
- Category: RBS News
LAHORE: Haniya Minhas becomes Pakistan’s first semi-finalist in the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship.
It gives me great satisfaction to witness Haniya compete at her best in one of the most challenging international competitions. It is also a significant achievement for Pakistan and the BARD Foundation. Since she was just 9 years old, the “Bilquis & Abdul Razak Dawood” (BARD) Foundation has supported Haniya’s training and athletic efforts.
Over 2000 players competed at the Eddie Herr Junior Championship before Haniya Minhas qualified for the Orange Bowl semifinals, winning bronze for Pakistan among 90 nations. On August 22, 2022, Haniya began her training at IMG. She then went on to win the Little Mo International Tennis Championship in New York. The USTA National Under 14 Tennis Championship in Florida. Then the L5 Under 16 National Tennis Championship in the United States. Moreover, the Under 14 National Tennis Championships in Coral Springs, Florida. Further, the USTA Under 16 Girls National Championship Final in Florida, USA.
Haniya expressed her joy at her consistent outstanding results in the most difficult competitions. She said, “These sequence of triumphs have filled me with gratitude and even higher passion to continue playing to best of my abilities.”
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It is a wonderful honour for Pakistan and the BARD Foundation that a Pakistani girl has achieved such a breakthrough, said Mehreen Dawood. She is the country’s most prominent philanthropist and the creator of the BARD Foundation. Haniya’s victory will serve as motivation for aspiring athletes and serve as an inspiration for other players, particularly young girls.
The BARD Foundation’s long-term goal is to help talented young Pakistanis succeed in their chosen professions, sports, and other endeavors. It provides sponsorship to the top-performing kids so they can achieve their goals and demonstrate their mettle.