First time a compact sports policy is being formulated in Punjab: DG Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar has said that several effective measures have been taken for the growth of sports under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. Punjab's sports policy is being formulated for the first time in the history. "The purpose of sports policy is to choose the direction for the development of sports in the province. Nobody can achieve his destination without selecting his target," he expressed these views while presiding an important meeting of Director Sports of different educational institutions at national Hockey Stadium on Tuesday. Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar said the script of Sports Policy will be presented before Punjab cabinet and will be implemented after getting its proper approval.
The meeting was attended by several director sports of govt and private colleges and universities including Mudassar Mushtaq (PU), Prof Khalid Ali Khan (GCU), Prof Malik Mohammad Safdar (Islamia college Civil Lines), Sohail bashir (MAO College), Babar Kamil, Shahzad Nazir (FC College University), Zahid Bashir (Superior University), Rana Amjad (University of Veterinary and Sciences), M Saeed (King Edward University), Naeem Bashir (Govt College Township), Miss Beenish (Kinnaird College), Shahid Ali Khan (Aitcheson College), Tariq Sindhu (Beaconhouse School Sysytem), Mian Nasir (LGS), Saleem Akhtar (Learning Alliance Lahore), M Abdullah (UMT), M Tanveer (UET), Rehan Yousaf (Comsat University), Nadeem Yousaf (AIMC), Prof Aslam Wattoo, Rehan Siddique (Govt College Gulberg) and Prof Mahjabeen (Govt College for Women Township).
While addressing the meeting, Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem sarwar said that Sports Board Punjab has taken revolutionary measures during the last couple of months. "We have revived Sports Calendar and Punjab Games after a gap of eight years". Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar said that all concerned sports people are being consulted for the formation of a compact and solid sports policy of Punjab. "Dr Ijaz Asghar has been appointed consultant for this purpose. Dr Ijaz Asghar and his team is visiting every tehsil and district to review sports talent and facilities". "It's our goal to provide equal sports opportunities to all people irrespective of a big and small city".
He  further said that tracing talented players from grassroots level and then imparting them quality training will be main feature of the sports policy. "We are also planning to establish a sports school". "The construction work is in progress at 204 sports schemes including sports complex, gymnasium hall, grounds etc in Punjab right now". Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar informed that 14 new astro-turfs have been laid in Punjab while 14 more will laid in near future to provide best sports facilities to hockey players. "The basic purpose for this important meeting is to get your valuable opinions about the sports policy". Dr Ijaz Asghar briefed the participants about the sports policy.