Cash Awards Ceremony in connection with 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games, 1st Asian Beach Games and Beijing Paralympics 2008 was held on 10th February 2009 at 1600 hours at Jinnah Hall, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.
Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jilani, Minister for Sports was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Chief Guest awarded cash prizes of Rs.17,80,000/- to the medal winners and coaches. Syed Amir Hamza Gilani, Director General, Pakistan Sports Board presented welcome address and apprized the audience about the games and medal winners. Mr.Muhammad Anwar Khan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Syed Zakir Hussain, Ex-DG, PSB, concerned Honorary Secretaries and Presidents of the Federations attended the ceremony.
Pakistani players won 2-Silver and 1 Bronze medals in the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games held at Pune, India from 12-18 October 2008, 1st Asian Beach Games were held at Bali, Indonesia from 18-26 October 2008 and Pakistan won 2-Gold in Handball and Wrestling, 2-Silver in Kabaddi and Wrestling and 3-Bronze in Bodybuilding and Wrestling. Mr.Haider Ali, special sportsman won first ever Silver Medal in Long Jump in Beijing Paralympics held from 6-17th September 2008.
Cash prizes of Rs.2,00,000/-, Rs.1,00,000/- and Rs.50,000/- each were awarded for winning gold, silver and bronze medal respectively in the Individual Games while prize criteria for Team Sports was Rs.50,000/-, Rs.30,000/- and Rs.15,000/- for gold, silver and bronze medals each respectively. Coaches were paid Rs.1,00,000/-, Rs.50,000/- and Rs.25,000/- for winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively.