Lahore : Chairman Steering Committee Sports Punjab Hanif Abbasi said legendary cricketer Zaheer Abbas has been appointed SBP Academies Head by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and cricket academies under Zaheer are producing positive results across the province.
He said this while talking media on the third day of Chief Minister Jashan-e-Azadi Inter-Academies Cricket Cup at LCCA ground on Monday. Legendary cricketer Zaheer Abbas, former international cricketer Masood Anwar, former Test cricketer Atta ur Rehman and large number cricket lovers were also present on this occasion.
Chairman Steering Committee Sports Punjab Hanif Abbasi said Punjab government has initiated dozens of sports projects in the province. “Sports projects at such a large scale have never been seen in the 70-year history of Pakistan. A huge budget has been allocated for sports projects in far-flung areas of the province,” he added.
Hanif Abbasi said the sports projects are being built as international standard so that youth of the country can take maximum benefit out of these facilities. “These projects will help Pakistan in producing world class athletes in various games,” he maintained.
Chairman Steering Committee Sports Punjab informed that a grand sports complex is being constructed at 280 kanal land in Kasur. “Astro-turfs are being laid in Jhang and Pir Mehal cities. 100 cricket grounds are also being prepared. Sports complex are also under-construction in cities of Badoki, Pandoki and Saraich. Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium is in final stages of completion,” he informed.
Replying a question,Hanif Abbasi made speechless ARY’s reporter Ulfat Mughal by asking him to make Ayesha Ahad his sister .Ulfat Mughal asked Hanif Abbasi that ” you have declared Ayesha Gulalai a sister , make Ayesha Ahad sister too”