APP78-09 LAHORE: February 09 – Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and Provincial Minister for Sports Rai Taimor Bhatti standing in respect of national anthem during opening ceremony of Kabaddi World Cup 2020. APP

LAHORE, Feb 09 (APP):Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated Kabbadi
World Cup 2020 at Punjab Stadium here on Sunday.

On the occasion Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Speaker Punjab
Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi administered oath from the players.

CM while addressing the inaugural ceremony said that Punjab had been
bestowed with the honour of hosting Kabbadi World Cup tournament for the
first time in the history of Pakistan.

He welcomed all the players of nine best teams across the world.
“Pakistan is a peaceful country and Pakistani nation loves sports”, he said.
CM said that “Pakistan is an ideal land for playing all types of sports and with the
grace of Allah Almighty we will perpetuate holding sports competitions”.
He congratulated the management for excellently holding and gracing the Kabbadi
World Cup event.

Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi said on the occasion
that he was thankful to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for holding the Kabbadi
World Cup. He said by holding this event the aspiration of our elders had been fulfilled.
Speaker said that Kabbadi World Cup 2020 was a mega event.

Provincial Sports Minister Rai Taimoor Bhatti complimented Chief Minister Punjab
Sardar Usman Buzdar for extending his all out support for holding Kabbadi World Cup 2020.
He said that Usman Buzdar had also granted approval for setting up five star hotel near
Qaddafi Stadium. The hotel will be constructed in one year and players will stay in this hotel.
The construction of the hotel will save citizens from traffic problems.

Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch. Pervaiz Elahi, Provincial Sports Minister Rai Taimoor Bhatti,
President Pakistan Kabbadi Federation Ch Shafay Hussain and Secretary Sports addressed
the inaugural ceremony.

Provincial Ministers Ansar Majeed Khan, Ajmal Cheema, senior party leader of PML-Q Kamil Ali Agha, Commissioner Lahore Division, Secretary Information, CCPO Lahore, Deputy Commissioner Lahore,
high officials and large number of people were present on the occasion.