LAHORE, Mar 22 (APP):The draws of 72nd Punjab Games 2019 were held under the supervision of Director General Sports Punjab, Nadeem Sarwar and Secretary Punjab Olympic Association (PbOA) Idris Haider Khawaja here at National Hockey Stadium on Friday.
Director Admin, SBP, Javed Chohan, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Deputy Directors Tariq Wattoo, Shahid Nizami, Assistant Director Zahoor Ahmed, Divisional Sports Officer Nadeem Qaiser and Chief Consultant SBP Shahid Faqeer Virk were also present during the draws ceremony.
The draws ceremony was conducted in the presence of all the divisional sports officers and secretaries of all sports associations. According to some initial draws, Sahiwal will face Multan in opening football clash at Model Town ground on April 3, 2019.
In the Men’s hockey opener, Gujranwala will lock horns with Rawalpindi. Gujranwala will kick off men’s volleyball event against Bahawalpur, Sargodha will face Rawalpindi in kabaddi opener while Faisalabad and DG Khan will appear in the opening clash of Punjab Games men’s squash event.
DG Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar speaking on the occasion said SBP is going to organize Punjab Games from April 3 to 6, 2019 at Nishtar Park Sports Complex. “I personally conducted the entire proceedings only to ensure transparency in the draws process”.
He said the Punjab Games are being organised after 8 years. “This grand event will definitely prove to be a turning point in the sporting history of the province and beginning of bright sports era,” he added.
“Our focus is on transparency and merit and that’s why we are conducting draws ceremony in the presence of all participating sports associations,” he added.
Secretary General Punjab Olympic Association (PbOA) Idris Haider Khawaja, on this occasion said the holding of Punjab Games after 8 years is definitely a major development for the revival of sports in the province and all the credit goes to DG Sports Punjab.