KP approves 2pc sports fund from ADB for each district
PESHAWAR: "The Government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa is pleased to announce a proper mechanism for the utilization of two percent sports fund out of the annual development budget in each district. This fund is reserved for sports activities only and not to be re-appropriated to other activities and spent solely for the purpose of sports development in the district." Secretary Tourism, Culture and Sports Azam Khan said while briefing media men here on Thursday.
Giving details he said, the amount is to be kept in a separate account in each district, which will be jointly operated by the District Coordinator Officer & District Sports Officer of the respective district.
According to an official notification by the provincial Chief Secretary, a committee has also been formed in consultation with the Sports Directorate to ensure that the money is spent in a transparent manner on district sport activities. The Committee will also devise an annual sports activity and promotional calendar, which would include among other things, competitions culminating in provincial level finals and talent hunts. Initial emphasis would be on Cricket, Hockey, Football and Volleyball. A provincial level monitoring committee is to be set up, under the DG Sports to ensure implementation of the activities of the year long sports calendar. -App