Lahore : Punjab govt, as per vision of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, has established an excellent network of sports facilities and such a great development work in sports sector has never been seen in the history of the province; this was stated by Chairman Steering Committee Sports Punjab Hanif Abbasi while presiding over a key meeting at National Hockey Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Punjab Sports Minister Jahangir Khanzada, Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan, Director Admin Javed Rasheed Chohan, Director Project Management Unit Akram Soban, Deputy Secretary Planning Tehmina Habib, DSO Rauf Bajwa and all divisional and district sports officers of the province also attended the meeting.
The meeting was convened to review the progress of under-construction sports playfields and cricket grounds in Rakh Jhedo, Karol Ghatti, Gaowshala, Pandoki, laying of all-weather synthetic turf at Punjab Stadium, astro-turf at mini hockey stadium and establishing of e-libraries in various sports complexes.
Addressing the meeting Chairman Steering Committee Sports Punjab Hanif Abbasi said Punjab govt has provided ideal platform to talented youth of the province and that’s why we can say that the future of sports in Punjab province is quite bright. “The major purpose of these sports projects is to find fresh talent especially from remote areas and we are quite upbeat that Punjab will get several future stars out of these talented youngsters,” he added.
Punjab Sports Minister Jahangir Khanzada said Punjab govt has constructed top level sports facilities across the province in a short period of time as per the vision of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. “We want that our youth can take maximum benefit out of these sports facilities”.
In his address, Secretary Sports Punjab Amir Jan said sports culture will grow in the province after the completion of sports playfields in the province. “Sports Board Punjab is taking every possible measure for the promotion of sports in the province and providing top standard sports facilities to masses is top priority of the Punjab govt,” he asserted.