Abdul Malik Khan: From Squash Courts to Ambitious Dreams of a Cancer Hospital in Balochistan

Abdul Malik Khan: From Squash Courts to Ambitious Dreams of a Cancer Hospital in Balochistan

Abdul Malik Khan, a promising squash player hailing from Quetta, finds himself at a crucial crossroads in life as he nears completion of his Masters degree in accounting from Cornell University, an Ivy League School in New York. Despite the lure of stable job opportunities, Abdul Malik is steadfast in pursuing his passion for squash.

Having started playing squash at the national level at the age of 10, Malik has achieved significant milestones in his career. He secured the bronze medal for Pakistan at the Asian Junior Championship and Asian Team Championship in 2017, becoming the World Junior Plate Gold Medallist the same year. In 2018, he held the title of Pakistan’s number-one junior player.

Admitted to Cornell University due to his squash and academic achievements, Malik is currently under the guidance of David Palmer, a former world number one player and winner of multiple British Open and World Open titles.

While passionate about emulating the legendary squash players like Jahangir Khan, Jansher Khan, and Hashim Khan, Abdul Malik Khan has ambitions beyond the squash court. He dreams of opening a cancer hospital in his hometown of Balochistan.

Balochistan, with only one cancer facility, Cenar Hospital in Quetta, faces a growing challenge with over 5,000 new cancer patients reported earlier this month. Many cases remain undiagnosed in remote regions, forcing patients to travel to other cities like Karachi and Lahore for treatment, a costly endeavor for the impoverished population.

Abdul Malik Khan envisions building a cancer hospital in Balochistan where patients can receive treatment free of cost. His dream is rooted in a deep desire to alleviate the struggles of his people, who lack basic healthcare facilities.

“I firmly believe that when Allah blesses you and gives you the ability to help others, we should improve our standard of giving instead of living,” Malik expressed.

While turning these dreams into reality will undoubtedly be a challenging task, the 24-year-old squash player is determined to leave no stone unturned in achieving his ambitious goals. Abdul Malik Khan aims to make a positive impact both on and off the squash court, hoping for support from the community to contribute to his vision of a better and healthier Balochistan.


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