Tennis stalwart Aisamul Haq Qureshi has scripted history by becoming the first active player to ascend to the esteemed position of President in the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF). With a vision to rejuvenate the sport in the country, Aisamul Haq Qureshi has triumphed in the elections, succeeding the outgoing-president, politician Salim Saifullah.
Aisamul Haq Qureshi’s tenure is set for four years, extending until 2028. The election, which took place on February 10, witnessed eight out of 15 units casting their votes in favor of Aisamul Haq Qureshi, securing his victory. The polling, held at the PTF SDA Tennis Complex in Islamabad, saw retired Major General Asghar Nawaz receiving seven votes.
In response to his victory, Aisamul Haq Qureshi expressed a range of emotions, stating, ‘I’m happy, excited, humbled,’ in an interview with The Express Tribune. He emphasized his eagerness to serve Pakistan tennis and breathe new life into the sport.
The 43-year-old tennis luminary, drawing on his extensive international experience, affirmed his commitment to sharing his knowledge with Pakistani players. Aisamul Haq Qureshi articulated his goal of elevating Pakistan tennis to unprecedented heights and working towards the improvement of players, coaches, and trainers, assuring, ‘I’ll not disappoint my nation.’