ISLAMABAD: The Serena Hotels Asian Tennis Tour 2016 make to a resounding end at the Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex Islamabad when Aqeel Khan won the tournament in a close final against Muzammil Murtaza Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan, President of the Pakistan Tennis Federation, congratulated Serena on
promoting and showcasing the sport of tennis. The vision of PTF is to have the game of tennis clearly
establish itself as the most popular sport and recreational activity in Pakistan and to ensure Pakistan has a pre-eminent position in Asia and World tennis. He said, “After 12 years The Davis Cup has returned to Pakistan and will commence in February 2017 “
Mr. Aziz Boolani, CEO of Serena Hotels, said, “Sports Diplomacy is an integral part of Serena’s efforts to
build stronger relations with communities. Sports bring people together and participation in sports help
in improving leadership, teamwork, and communication skills along with promoting a healthier lifestyle.
Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, the State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division
(CADD), was the Chief Guest on the occasion and expressed his appreciation of Serena Hotels and the organisers for all their efforts, with a prize of $5,000 for the Asian Tennis Tour Men’s Singles, he added, young boys and girls should be encouraged to come forward to play.