Twenty nine year old Mazhar Aleem, an outstanding body builder from Pakistan has just returned from Saudi Arabia after winning a Bronze Medal from among 700 contenders from 24 countries, at the Amateur Saudi Classic competition.

To recognise and honour, Mazhar’s achievement and to evidence future support, Mian Wamiq, Chairman Eastern Housing and Mian Abdul Samad, CEO of Eastern Housing arranged a function at the Sports Board, Lahore.

Mian Abdul Samad who enjoys physical attributes like height, an excellent physique and animated youth stated that he has been a national swimmer himself and was compelled to focus on family business rather than sports and now he feels distressed by that decision. He now realizes the monumental deprivation felt by talented athletes who seek international acclaim but cannot succeed because of dearth of back up. And this feeling injected in him the urge to stand along with merited men of talent like Mazhar Aleem and assist them in augmenting their career and ascending to heights of excellence.

Mazhar Aleem, Bodybuilder from Pakistan – Allsportspk

In his address Mazhar Aleem stated that for the past twelve years he has been a disciplined athlete following a rigorous routine that involves getting up early in the morning at 5am and focusing on a cardio session that extends over 90 minutes. This is flowed by a calculated meal duly approved by an expert and then comes a gym session where exercise is exhausting and beneficial. As a seventeen year old he won the University Title followed by Mr. Lahore Title and even Mr. Punjab.

Mazhar Aleem was of the opinion that only seething passion and intensity in purposefulness can facilitate an athlete who endeavors to achieve international recognition. His aim now is to  go for Mr. Olympia Title by the end of the year. It was shared that Saudi Classic Competition is considered to be a pre qualifying round for Mr. Olympia and in this pursuit for the highest of honors.

Mian Abdul Samad committed all out support as he felt that  there was a dire need for private sector to lend assistance to talented athletes. Mian Samad reiterating his appreciation of Mazhar’s outstanding performance, hoped that the profound and vigorous attainment effort will gain required momentum and Eastern Housing will cheerfully and readily enhance support.

The Author: Mr. Khawaja Pervaiz Saeed is a retired corporate finance executive with 25 years experience. Alongside developed a passion for sports. Has the distinction of being an avid golf and sports writer and ‘as a gesture’ regularly covers sports, especially golf events at local, national and international level. Has also published and been an Editor of a golf magazine.