Squash legend Jansher Khan called on Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan at his office at National Hockey Stadium here on Thursday. The promotion of squash among the younger generation was discussed in detail during the meeting.
After a detailed meeting with Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan, Jansher and other officials also visited the under-construction State of the Art Squash Complex in Nishtar Park Sports Complex. President Punjab Squash Association and Secretary Local Govt Noor ul Amin Mengal, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Deputy Director Youth Affairs Sayed Omair Hasan, PMU officials and other top officials were also present on this occasion.
Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan briefed the squash legend about the construction and various modern facilities being provided at the State of the Art Squash Complex.
Legendary squash player Jansher, who won World Open squash tournament record eight times and British Open six times during his illustrious career, expressed his delight over the construction of the State of the Art Squash Complex in Nishtar Park Sports Complex. “It is nice to see a world class modern squash arena being built in Lahore. Now international squash players and teams will visit Pakistan to feature in world squash events”.
President Punjab Squash Association Noor ul Amin Mengal expressed his satisfaction over the pace of construction work of State of the Art Squash Complex. “Now we will be able to host international level squash events without any trouble. We are organizing regular squash events to prepare a pool of talented squash players,” he added.
Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan said that the game of squash is quite popular among the young generation and we can further nurture the talented players after completing the State of the Art Squash Complex in Nishtar Park Sports Complex. “We are building this project speedily and hopefully this project will be completed during next year,” he added.
Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan further said that eight squash courts including one international, one national and six practice courts are being built in this grand complex. “All modern facilities will be provided in the Squash Complex”.
Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan expressed his hope that Sports Board Punjab will trace numerous talented squash players through this grand facility. “The construction of the State of the Art Squash Complex is definitely a major development in regard to the future of squash in Pakistan”.