Different strokes: PM Nawaz sweeps women's cricket team in Oslo

Premier indulges in cricket while visiting a sports hall accompanied by the First Lady of Norway

Web Desk July 09, 2015
Premier indulges in cricket while visiting a sports hall accompanied by the First Lady of Norway. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was on a three-day visit to Oslo, took some time out to visit the Furuset Sports Hall on Wednesday to indulge in a friendly cricket match.

The premier who was accompanied by the First Lady of Norway witnessed a cricket match between the women's team after attempting a few strokes himself.

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Nawaz was cheered on by onlookers who applauded him for his sportsmanship. He also took the opportunity to announce assorted cricket equipment to be sent from Pakistan for the women's team.

The prime minister, who has been under fire for being accused by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for being involved in money scams, is in Norway to attend the Oslo Summit on Education for Development.

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During his visit, PM Nawaz also met with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and said that the government was determined to improve quality of education and ensure gender equality in Pakistan.


The 17-year-old activist, who was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban in Pakistan in October 2012 for insisting girls had a right to an education, said that Nawaz Sharif told her his government would support her if she decided to visit the country.

The prime minister and the teen met briefly on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September 2013, but this was their first official meeting.


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