LAHORE – Shehroze Kashif, who became the youngest Pakistani mountaineer to reach the summit of Mount Everest, has been appointed Youth Ambassador of Youth Affairs and Sports Department Punjab at a ceremony held at SBP E-Library Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Monday. Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti was the chief guest of the ceremony. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Fuad Hashim Rabbani, DG Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh, Director Admin Javed Chohan, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Deputy Director Chand Perveen and a large number of sports stars and enthusiasts were also present on this occasion. Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti also awarded a cheque of Rs one lakh, Youth Ambassador letter and a shield to Shehroze on this occasion. He also awarded a shield to heavy motor biking legend Mukarram Khan Tareen. Addressing the ceremony, Punjab Minister for Sports said that the entire nation is proud of the amazing feat of Shehroze. “Shehroze is an asset of our country, who waved the Pakistan flag on the world’s highest peak and our youngsters must take inspiration from Shehroze, who achieved great distinction at such a young age”. He announced that a climbing wall is being built in Nishtar Park Sports Complex for those youngsters who want to demonstrate their climbing skills. About Punjab’s Sports Policy, the minister informed that Punjab’s Sports Policy is on verge of approval and hopefully it will be approved in the next meeting of Punjab Cabinet. Young mountaineer Shehroze Kashif said that he faced several difficulties in his expeditions but he didn’t lose his heart.