MARDAN: The Mardan district administration has renamed the Katang Chungi Chowk after star batsman Fakhar Zaman as a tribute for his heroic role in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Mardan District Nazim Himayat Ullah Mayar issued executive orders in this regard to rename the Katlang Chungi Chowk on Swabi Road after the Fakhar Zaman. From today onward, the chowk would be called and written as Fakhar Zaman Chowk.
It is pertinent to be mentioned here that district nazim Himayat Ullah Mayar through a facebook post had sought suggestions from public to rename the chowk after Fakhar Zaman.
Champions team star batsman, Fakhar Zaman was warmly received and garlanded soon after landed at Bacha Khan International Airport as hundreds and thousands of his fans were present to see his single glimpse. There were great number of his fans, relatives, well-wishers and members of the local association, his fans from his native village Katlang, came here to well come Fakhar who played a key role in Pakistan cricket team’s success against arch-rival India.
Fakhar was escorted by Police with long procession including his relatives, fans from native villages. By reaching a village Katlang, fans thronged Fakhar’s home right in the morning including his relatives, MPAs, MNAs and elite of the area. There were heavy police deployed around his home in village Katlang as well.
His incredible century in the final against India will be remembered for long besides superb half-centuries against Sri Lanka and England were certainly a treat to watch.