Revolutionary steps for promotion of sports, new DG SBP


LAHORE, Oct 3 (APP): The newly appointed Director General, Sports Board Punjab, Zulfiqar Ahmad Ghuman has said that revolutionary steps will be taken to revive and promote games at all levels in the province by mobilizing all the resources.

“We will be utilizing all the recourses to engage the youth in sports and constructive activities by providing them an ideal platform to polish their skills helping them to become refined human beings and top sportsmen to bring laurels for the country at international level,” he told APP here on Monday after assuming the charge of DG ,SPB.

He said the Punjab Government has attached greater importance to the sports and best playing facilities will be provided to the youth to underline their talent in various disciplines of the sports.

He said the task assigned to him is quite challenging but he was confident to justify in the role of DG, SPB by evolving a plan to promote sports on new lines besides motivating the youth to take up sports .

Zulfiat, himself a former hockey player in his student life , said hockey was his passion and he would take steps for the betterment of the game with the cooperation of the Pakistan Hockey Federation.

“Serving sports is a national duty and we will be giving priority to all the sports under the banner of SBP,” he said adding “The under construction sports facilities and projects will be completed without any delay and we will be making efforts to create more infrastructure for sports in various parts of the province.”

Earlier on his arrival at the SPB, the newly appointed DG was warmly received by the officers and staffers of the Board.

They expressed the hope that the new DG will take measures for the promotion of the sorts.