BIRMINGHAM (Our Correspondent): In Commonwealth Games at Birmingham, Nooh Dastagir Butt of Pakistan has won first gold medal for the country in weightlifting men’s 109 plus kg category.

The 24-year-old set a new Games record of 173kg in the snatch portion of the event after lifting 170kg in his first attempt.

In Clean and Jerk, he lifted 232kg, totaling 405kg to claim gold for Pakistan.

President Dr. Arif Alvi has congratulated Weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt for winning gold medal in Commonwealth Games.

In a statement on Thursday, he said Nooh Dastagir has made the nation proud by winning the gold medal.

The President stressed that Pakistani youth should be further encouraged in the field of sports.

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has appreciated Pakistani weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt for winning a gold medal for Pakistan in the Commonwealth Games.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has felicitated Weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt for winning gold medal in Commonwealth Games.

In a statement, she said the whole nation is proud of the great triumph of Nooh Dastagir and expressed the confidence that he will continue to bring more laurels for the country at the international level.

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