Pak snooker players have medal winning prospects: DG SBP

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LAHORE, Apr 23 (APP):Director General Sports Board Punjab Nadeem Sarwar has said that private sector has to play its due role for development of sports culture in the province.
“Sports Board Punjab is taking effective measures for growth of games culture across the province with the collaboration of sports organisations and private sector,” he said while addressing the closing ceremony of the First Open Snooker Championship, here on Tuesday.
The DG SBP was warmly received by Chief Operating Officer daily ‘Jehan-e-Pakistan’ Inam Khaliq and President Punjab Snooker Association MB Ghauri upon reaching Champions Snooker Academy.
Speaking on the occasion, Nadeem Sarwar said: “Pakistan has been a world and Asian snooker champion in the past and enjoyed a respectable place in the world snooker. The SBP has included snooker among five major games. There are great medal-winning prospects in snooker and that’s why we are focusing on promoting snooker talent in Punjab. We are also going to initiate top-level snooker coaching in future.”
Highlighting the importance of sports, he said that sports activities have great significance in formation of a healthy society. “Sports Board Punjab is utilising all resources to hunt fresh talent at grassroots level. The revival of Annual Sports Calendar and Punjab Games is also part of our talent search mission and we have found several talented players from the Annual Sports Calendar and Punjab Games,” he added.
The DG Sports Punjab urged private sector to come forward for promotion of sports. “Our doors are open on them to complete this great mission.”
Later, he distributed prizes among the successful players.