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Ceremony to launch Kashmir Premier League concluded at Expo 2020

Wasim Akram arrived to conclude the amazing KPL showcase at Expo 2020

The festivities of the Kashmir Premier League showcase at Expo 2020 concluded on Sunday 27th March 2022 with astounding events leaving a phenomenal impact on visitors from around the world. Chief Guest Wasim Akram (Vice President of KPL) accompanied by Guests of Honor H.E. Afzaal Mehmood (UAE Ambassador) and Abdul Majid Khan (Finance Minister of AJ&K) graced the closing day and highly treasured this 3-days long extravaganza for the people visiting Kashmir Gallery at Pakistan Pavilion.


Mr. Arif Malik (President of KPL) in his inaugural remarks on the 3rd day of the event said that KPL Season 1 heralded great shifts in technological advancement, improved international exposure, increased trade, culture, and tourism of AJ&K with a positive impact on the Kashmir region. He said that we launched KPL Showcase Event at the right moment to set the tone for economic & tourism development and create a positive environment for businesses to thrive in AJ&K. Furthermore, the initiative of the cricket academy at Muzaffarabad will enhance the skills of Kashmiri youth as well as the sports culture of AJ&K. He said that KPL Season 2 with the increased number of Franchises and with its finals in United Kingdome will be a major catalyst for Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
Wasim Akram on this occasion acknowledged this 3-days engaging activity by KPL. He illuminated his role in KPL Season 1 and elaborated on the actions envisioned and accomplished by KPL. He declared KPL to be a game-changer league not only for the youth of Kashmir but exclusively for the future of AJ&K with a long-lasting impact on the economy, sports culture, social harmony, and tourism.
H.E. Afzaal Mehmood extended his felicitations for the management of KPL and the Government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on the great initiative of KPL. He said that it will not only change the lives of residents of Kashmir but will also have a positive impact on the Kashmiri Diaspora around the globe. He wowed to support KPL for its future endeavors in every way possible.
Mr. Mansoor Qadir Dar (Secretary sports and tourism of AJ&K) delivered a note of thanks to the participants, management of KPL, and visitors from around the world for joining Kashmir Gallery and making this graceful KPL showcase event successful. He also acknowledged the media representatives for globally presenting a peaceful and friendly message from Kashmir Gallery at Pakistan Pavilion.

Nasir Taimoori

Nasir Taimoori is a freelance journalist working for different digital publications. He writes on various social, national and international issues. He also has an interest in translation.

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