Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar has banned wedding or any other non-sporting ceremonies at the sports grounds and complexes; he issued these strict orders about the usage of sports grounds during an important meeting of Rawalpindi Division at National Hockey Stadium. Addressing the meeting he said: “There will be no wedding in future. Grounds and stadiums will be used only for sports competitions and nothing else”. DG Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar also directed the Rawalpindi Division officials to spend sports funds only on sports activities and events. “We can’t allow to use sports funds at any other activity other than sports,” he said. All the sports officers have been directed by the DG Sports Punjab to send their complete report about sports projects to head office after every 15 days.
Existing sports facilities and development schemes of Rawalpindi Division were thoroughly reviewed during the meeting. The meeting was attended by Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Deputy Directors Rauf Bajwa, Tariq Wattoo, Shahid Nizami, Divisional Sports Officer Rawalpindi Malik Waqar, DSO Waheed Babar and other key officials. Concerned officials gave a detailed briefing to DG SBP Nadeem Sarwar about the progress of under-construction sports projects in Rawalpindi Division.
DG Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar said proper utilization of sports facilities played key role in the promotion of sports in any area. “Our young male and female athletes must spare time for sports activities and utilize the sports facilities to the maximum,” he stressed. “The sports infrastructure including gymnasiums, grounds, sports complexes etc are valuable assets and we must look after these sports venues properly so that our young generation can take maximum benefit from these facilities,” he added. DG Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar directed all the concerned officers to complete the under-construction sports schemes in Rawalpindi Division within the given time period. “No delay will be tolerated in the completion of sports projects. It’s also important to utilize the quality material in the construction of sports projects across the province”.