KP ap­proves 2pc sports fund from ADB for each district

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

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

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