Punjab Sports Minister Jahangir Khanzada presides over SBP’s General Council meeting Quality boxing rings approved for nine Divisional Headquarters

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said Punjab govt has decided to establish boxing rings in all Divisional Headquarters of Punjab province. Punjab govt took major decisions for the promotion of sports and building effective sports infrastructure in Punjab province; he said this while presiding over the General Council meeting of Sports Board Punjab (SBP) at Punjab International Swimming Complex, Nishtar Park Sports Complex. During the meeting, the expenditures of 2017-18 season for sports activities and events across the province were also approved. Addressing the meeting, Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said quality boxing rings will be built in nine divisional headquarters of Punjab province. “Besides boxing rings, 111 Project Management Unit (PMU) Schemes will also be completed soon. Punjab govt is also establishing several sports playfields, gymnasiums, squash complexes and grounds in various cities of the province,” he narrated. Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada also approved the appointment of Olympian coaches and assistant coaches in five cities Rawalpindi, Gojra, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib and Kasur.
Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan informed the meeting that a fund of Rs 59 lakh has been approved for the upcoming Inter-Provincial Games scheduled to be held at Peshawar. “Sports Board Punjab is imparting quality training to its athletes through qualified coaches and we are quite confident that Punjab contingent will defend its title comfortably in the mega event,” he added. Hesaid that all the members of Punjab contingent will be given top standard facilities during the training camps across the province.