“I extend support to more than 1000 bricks”

Legendary Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi endorsed the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiated by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at Pakistan Association Dubai on Friday 20th October 2017.

Speaking at an own a brick campaign attended by over 350 people where his foundation has volunteered to raise 1000 bricks for the Health and Fitness Centre, he gave away two fitness watches to those who registered themselves first under PAD.

The former captain of the Pakistan Cricket team encouraged members of the community to ensure effective physical exercise to remain active and have a healthy immune system.

The Pakistani community has taken a lead role in #Dxb30x30 by distributing 100 fitness watches among its people who register first under the banner of PAD.

This was a second collaborated event by the Shahid Afridi Foundation and Pakistan Association Dubai to raise awareness for the world’s largest community centre for overseas Pakistanis.

“I am proud to be part of this landmark project and I extend my full support” even after the completion of 1000 bricks” said Afridi. He also added that people should always come forward and participate towards community projects.

“I’m also pleased that my foundation is performing tremendously in the rural areas of Pakistan serving the marginalized community with full sincerity and dedication” said the veteran all-rounder.

Dr Faisel Ikram, President of PAD said “Shahid Afridi is a legend and has translated his fame into social work and community service leaving a legacy for his followers to learn from”.
Dr Ikram praised the vision of the rulers of Dubai by leading the citizens from the forefront and engaging them in physical and social activities. “Pakistan Centre will place the Pakistani community on the top in the United Arab Emirates” added Dr Ikram.

The evening titled “A Journey Towards Shahid Afridi Foundation Health and Fitness Centre” saw several interesting scenes. The thrilling moment was when Afridi called in people from each table to join for group photos on the stage. The thirty-seven-year-old international cricketer has a huge fan base among all demographics of the Pakistani community.

The Fitness Centre would also serve as a rehab facility for the patients visiting the Pakistan Medical Centre, also a component of Pakistan Centre.

Launched last year on August 14 with a campaign of Own A Brick, Pakistan Centre was commemorated under the theme of One nation one dream bringing the entire Pakistani community under one roof.

The mood at the Pakistan Auditorium was further enhanced by renowned stand-up comedian Salman Qureshi and his troupe by engaging the audience in a tongue in cheek comedy session.

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