Lahore : Newly-inducted Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada has expressed to do every possible endeavor for the growth of sports in the province; he was addressing an introductory meeting with Sports Board Punjab (SBP) officials at National Hockey Stadium on Friday.
Secretary Sports Nayyar Iqbal, Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmad Ghumman, Additional Secretary Sports Zahid Hussain, Director Sports Muhammad Anees Sheikh, Director Admin Javed Rasheed Chohan, Deputy Director Tariq Wattoo, Assistant Director Waqas Akbar, Assistant Director Rana Nadeem Anjum and other top officials of Sports Board Punjab were also present in the meeting.
Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said there is no dearth of talent in Pakistan and we will make revolutionary changes in the sports sector so that Pakistan can earn a status of sports friendly country like Brazil. “Brazil is known across the world by its prowess in football and we want that Pakistan be identified in the world through its sports achievements,” he added.
Showing keen interest in sports activities, Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said Punjab govt, as per directives of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, will go to every extent to establish durable sports structure in the province. “We are quite committed with our mission to provide best sports facilities to the talented youth of the province. To meet the future challenges, sports grounds, gymnasiums, e-libraries and playfields are being constructed in far-flung areas of the province,” he elaborated.
Praising Sports Board Punjab, Jahangir Khanzada said Sports Board Punjab has organized several national and international sports events including Punjab Youth Festival in the past. “Punjab sports ministry will continue this practice in the future as well,” he maintained.
Briefing the Minister about the sports infrastructure in Punjab, Secretary Sports Nayyar Iqbal said the sports infrastructure in the province has almost completed and some of the sports facilities are on verge of completion. “The youth of province will be able to avail these modern sports facilities in near future,” he explained.
Addressing the meeting, Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman informed that dozens gymnasiums and sports stadiums are being constructed in the province particularly in remote areas. “We will also organize sports events at Union Council Level to trace fresh talent in the province,” he stated.