Sports are im­por­tant for healthy so­ci­ety: She­hbaz

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

SALIM AHMED LA­HORE—Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad She­hbaz Sharif has said that sports play an im­por­tant role in set­ting up a healthy so­ci­ety.

The CM ex­pressed these re­marks while pre­sid­ing over a high level meet­ing which held on Tues­day.

The meet­ing gave ap­proval to a com­pre­hen­sive pro­gramme of pro­vi­sion of mod­ern sports fa­cil­i­ties to the youth across the prov­ince.

Ad­dress­ing the meet­ing, the Chief Min­is­ter said that the trends of ex­trem­ism could also be curbed by pro­mot­ing sports ac­tiv­i­ties.

He said that gov­ern­ment is im­ple­ment­ing a big project for pro­mot­ing sports ac­tiv­i­ties in the prov­ince, said a hand­out is­sued here.

He said that play grounds are be­ing con­structed through­out the prov­ince.

Giv­ing ap­proval in prin­ci­ple to the pro­gramme of con­struc­tion of sports com­plex, the Chief Min­is­ter said that this project will be started from La­hore while sports com­plexes will also be con­structed in other cities of the prov­ince un­der a phase-wise pro­gramme.

The chief min­is­ter said that out­door and in­door sports fa­cil­i­ties will be provided in sports com­plexes.

He said that swim­ming pools, bad­minton, ten­nis, vol­ley­ball and other sports fa­cil­i­ties will be provided in these sports com­plexes.

He said that the project of con­struc­tion of sports com­plex is of vi­tal im­por­tance and there is a need to ex­e­cute this project ex­pe­di­tiously.

The Chief Min­is­ter directed that where land is avail­able, the con­struc­tion work of sports com­plexes should be started im­me­di­ately and the project should be fur­thered speed­ily.

She­hbaz Sharif said that like other projects of Pun­jab gov­ern­ment, spe­cial at­ten­tion should be paid to trans­parency, stan­dard and speedy com­ple­tion of the project of pro­vi­sion of sports fa­cil­i­ties.

He said that youth should ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in pos­i­tive ac­tiv­i­ties like sports.

He said that Pun­jab gov­ern­ment will pro­vide all out re­sources for the pro­mo­tion of sports ac­tiv­i­ties among the youth.

Com­mis­sioner La­hore Divi­sion, DG LDA, DCO La­hore, for­mer DG LDA, DG Pun­jab Sports Board and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity Pun­jab at­tended the meet­ing.

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