Peshawar: KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that PTI led coalition govt is focusing full attention on promotion of sports and other healthy activities among the youth in the province. He said a mega scheme of the construction of sports stadiums and playgrounds at Tehsil level has been launched throughout the province whereas on its completion it would be expanded to union council, town and village levels as well.
Similarly he said that sports tournaments and competitions at school, college, university, district and provincial level are also being streamlined. He reiterated the pledge of his govt to produce such sport talents in the province and region who are gotten selected in the national teams and earn good name for the country and nation.
He assured that provincial govt would leave no stone unturned to encourage sport and sportspersons and launch massive talent hunt while special tasks have been assigned to the Minister Sports and other high ups of the department in this regard.
He was talking to world ranking squash player Maria Toorpakai Wazir and certain assembly members at his office CM Secretariat Peshawar. Maria Toor called on Chief Minister alongwith his father Shamsul Qayyum and brother Taimoor Khan Wazir and discussed with him matters relating to promotion of the game in the province. MNA Ayesha Gulalia and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Muhammad Ishfaq Khan were also present on this occasion.
Pervez Khattak was rejoiced to know that this talented lady player belonging to Wana area of South Wazirstan Agency besides giving fame to FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at national and international level in the arena of sports, also played pivotal role in furthering Pak-Canada relations.
Similarly she did a marvelous job by giving squash training to the children of IDPs in Banu, providing those rackets, uniforms, shoes, food and scholarships as well as organizing charity squash tournament for IDPs at Islamabad with participation of these children.
Chief Minister assured that Maria Toor would be encouraged to promote squash in the province as well as federal govt would be approached to patronize her for the purpose who he said, already won valueable awards and prizes at national and international level.
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