PSB eyes upgrading of sports venues and new infrastructure development.
Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr Fehmida Mirza noted it as top priority.
PSB eyes upgrading of sports venues
She said, while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Synthetic Hockey Turf laid at the Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium of the Pakistan Sports Complex.
The PSB president underlined the up-gradation of sports venues and development of new sports infrastructure as top priority.
She stressed upon the provincial governments to undertake such projects for the promotion and development of sports at grass-root level.
Furthermore, said the provinces should start talent hunt schemes to attract young sports talent that would be further groomed by the National Sports Federations.
Dr Fehmida Mirza said this would enable us to regain the laurels for our beloved country.
She congratulated all stakeholders on laying of the hockey turf.
Laying of the hockey turf
She further said that during the incumbent government’s tenure “we will see that all courts of games are upgraded and improved.”
However, she regretted that owing to the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, sports activities came to a halt.
Pakistan Sports Board had to cut down today’s function due to that. Otherwise, she wanted to make this event a colourful function followed by a hockey match.
Moreover, the minister also expressed confidence that all playgrounds would see hustle and bustle in the coming days, and people would witness all kind of sports activities.
Dr Fehmida also unveiled the newly laid green hockey turf that was completed within one year time frame at the cost of Rs 89.210 million.
Secretary IPC, Mohsin Mushtaq Chandna, Additional Secretary, Syed Waqar ul Hassan, Director General, PSB Col (R) Muhammad Asif Zaman, PSB Director (PRMM) Muhammad Shahid, PSB Asssistant Director (Women Cell) Shazia Ejaz, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Treasurer Muhammad Ikhlaq Usmani and other officials also present at the occasion.